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The goal of this brief anonymous 38-question/15 minute survey, aimed at practitioners (architects, engineers, other building modellers), is to inform researchers and software tool developers of current practices and attitudes about occupant modelling. A summary of the aggregate results will be publicly released in approximately Summer 2016.

This short survey is led by Dr. Liam O'Brien, Carleton University, Canada and a team of researchers from International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA EBC) Annex 66: “Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings”. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Liam O'Brien (

When the survey closes (anticipated November 1, 2015), the participants who provide an email address and complete the survey will be randomly selected to win one of the following prizes. Your odds of winning are approximately 5-10%.

• 2 copies of the book “Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Net-Zero Energy Buildings” edited by Andreas Athienitis and Liam O’Brien. 396 pages.

• 1 copy of the book “Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation”, edited by Jan Hensen and Roberto Lamberts

• 3 BeeWi Bluetooth color LED smart light bulbs ($50 value each)

• One-year subscription to the Journal of Building Performance Simulation (JBPS)

• 4 copies of a hard copy and CD of “Daylight in Buildings - A source book on daylighting systems and components”

• 2 copies of the printed proceedings of SimAUD 2015 (Symposium for Simulation in Architecture and Urban Design)

Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you decide to participate in this research survey, you may withdraw at any time prior to submitting the survey. If you decide not to participate in this study or if you withdraw from participating at any time, you will not be penalized. As the study is anonymous, participants will not be able to withdraw once they have submitted their survey responses. Submitting your survey responses indicates that you have consented to participate in the study. The results will be securely and anonymously stored. Your information will not be shared with anyone.

The ethics protocol for this research has been reviewed and cleared by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B, Project #15-162. Contact information:
Dr. Shelley Brown, Chair, Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B
Dr. Andy Adler, Vice-Chair, Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B
Carleton University Research Office
511 Tory Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Tel: 613-520-2600 ext. 3591
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