Occupants have a significant impact on the energy performance of buildings. Despite the active role of occupants on building performance, designers usually treat them as passive agents in the design process. Therefore, these assumptions increase the gap between the real and predicted building performance, and could mislead the designers to make sub-optimal design decisions.
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