Today, building management systems are more technology-oriented than user-oriented. As a result, control measures sometimes conflict with the needs of residents for comfort and convenience. As a result, residents often switch off automatic systems or develop strategies to circumvent them. User-centered building management systems are therefore desirable, but require a thorough understanding of user behavior. This knowledge enables control measures that ensure user comfort and save energy at the same time.
The primary goal of the project is to explore methods for detecting relevant user activities in order to enable user-centered control strategies. To achieve this, typical scenarios are first developed in which the building control system has a significant influence on energy savings. Subsequently, it is analysed which user activities or activity patterns (behaviours) are linked to these scenarios. In this way, insights are gained into the interaction between the building control system and its users.