1st/2nd National Meeting of Annex 66

1stOn the 7th Jan, 2014 and the 30th May, 2014, Dr Shen Wei was invited to attend the first and second national meetings for ANNEX 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings, held in the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and Tongji University, Shanghai, China. During the first meeting, Dr Wei made a presentation titled: Behavioural studies in Europe. During the second meeting, Dr Wei provided a presentation titled: A comparison of alternative occupant classification approaches for the modelling of window opening behaviour in buildings.



bso 1423-24 June 2014, Professor Pieter de Wilde attended the 2nd conference of Building Simulation Optimisation, held in at the UCL, London, UK. During the meeting, Professor de Wilde presented a paper titled Extending the UK’s green deal with the consideration of occupant behaviour, based on the research carried out by the building technology team in eViz.

8th Windsor conference

windsor10-13 April 2014, Dr Shen Wei attended the 8th Windsor conference ‘Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World’ and presented a paper titled Using building performance simulation to save residential space heating energy: A pilot test, coming from his research in eViz.


iea12-14 March 2014, Professor Pieter de Wilde and Dr Shen Wei attended the first expert meeting of a new IEA project ANNEX 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings, held in Hong Kong. In that meeting the team from Plymouth University is one of the two institutions from the United Kingdom.

eViz attending the BEHAVE energy conference 2014

We are very happy to announce that there will be three eViz presentations at the upcoming BEHAVE energy conference! The Behave 2014 Conference ‘Paradigm Shift: From Energy Efficiency to Energy Reduction through Social Change’ will be held on the 3rd and 4th September at the Said Business School in Oxford, UK.

Burrows, R., Johnson, H., & Johnson, P.Online Social Media Systems to Influence Pro-environmental Behaviour: Modelling the Drivers of our Energy-use.

Stone, R., Guest, R., Pahl, S., & Boomsma, C. Exploiting Gaming Technologies to Visualise Dynamic Thermal Qualities of a Domestic Dwelling:Technical & Human Factors Challenges

Goodhew, J, Pahl, S., & Boomsma, C. A mixed method study of the role of tailoring in the design of visual interventions for domestic energy efficiency


On the 25th of March, Sabine Pahl attended the first Annual TEDDINET meeting hosted by the UK Energy Research Centre Meeting Place. The one day workshop on Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation aimed to showcase the latest research in digital technologies for enabling energy demand reduction and demand response, and to map out future research challenges.

Below is a short video summarising the day, with a contribution from Sabine at 1.43 min.

TEDDINET Annual Meeting 2014: The highlights

Dan van der Horst

From: Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation (TEDDI), 25 March 2014, London

2014-03-25 00:00:00.0 News Channel

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Novel Energy and Biotechnology Developments in the Sustainable Built Environment

Islam Abohela has represented eViz at the Novel Energy and Biotechnology Developments in the Sustainable Built Environment Workshop held at Istanbul Technical University from Monday 24 March to Thursday 27 March. The workshop had contributions from leading researchers including Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma’a and  Professor Rafid Al Khaddar from Liverpool John Moores University; Dr Siddig Omer from the University of Nottingham; Dr Murat Cakan and Dr Begum Sertyesilisik from Istanbul Technical University, as well as other leading researchers from the UK and Turkey. Islam presented his on-going research; including his work on the eViz project.

The last two days of the workshop were dedicated to developing outline research proposals; Islam coordinated a group whose proposal was well received. Funding will be sought through the EPSRC responsive mode or through one of the calls of Horizon 2020. Research partners include, Liverpool John Moores University, The University of Nottingham and Istanbul Technical University.

Islam sums up the workshop as an “excellent experience and the outcome was invaluable. The workshop was generously funded by the British Council Researcher Links Scheme and coordinated by Innovative Green. It was an excellent event for networking and developing new research ideas.”