A recent Drexel News blog post features the research of BSEG member Jared Langevin, who is examining the thermally driven behavioral adaptations of building occupants and their effect on thermal comfort and energy use. Jared has recently finished up a long-term occupant behavior field study at the Friends Center in downtown Philadelphia, in which he used survey instruments, HOBO dataloggers, and WattsUp? power meters to monitor real occupants’ behavior across all four seasons. Jared is using the data collected from this study to validate an agent-based behavior model that can be linked to whole building energy simulation tools. His hope is that the developed toolkit will be useful to both practitioners and researchers in better accounting for human factors in the design and operation of building environments. More about the project can be read here.