HVAC BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE. Kristin Heinemeier PhD, Sarah Outcault PhD, Jennifer Kutzleb, Marco Pritoni, Michael Lingenfelter, Alan Meier PhD. Overview. HVAC Behavioral Research Initiative, a few upcoming projects: The Role of Behavior in Emerging Technologies
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Kristin Heinemeier PhD, Sarah Outcault PhD, Jennifer Kutzleb, Marco Pritoni, Michael Lingenfelter, Alan Meier PhD
Source: Heinemeier, in press, ACEEE 2014
Energy Efficiency Envelope and Architectural Design
Source: Tokyo Gas Company
On site energy system
The primary energy
“Occupied” and “Unoccupied” settings still set at installation default temps and times of day, months after installation.
Room temperature managed manually, by teacher, using a “hold” feature in the wall thermostat.
What is HVAC“Qualitative Research”?
Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
What is it Good For? HVAC
How do we Ask HVACPeople?
What Types of Questions can be Asked in a Semi-Structured HVACInterview?
What’s so Great about Semi-Structured HVACInterviews?
Why Can’t HVACWe Just do a Survey?
That requires semi-structured interviews.
We don’t know about Grandma.
How Can We do Semi-structured Interviews Efficiently (i.e., For Less Than a Gazillion Dollars)?