Development of a model for generating air-conditioner operation schedules in Malaysia

Sheikh Ahmad Zaki, Aya Hagishima, Ryosuke Fukami, Nur Fadhilah

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The authors conducted field measurements of the air conditioner (A/C) usage behaviour of occupants in 38 dwellings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to understand the stochastic nature of energy demand for A/Cs. The measured A/C operation schedules were compiled as probability density distributions of duration, start and end times, and frequency of A/C events for each day. Based on this, a simple algorithm to synthesize stochastic time patterns of A/C operation schedules was developed. The validity of the model was demonstrated through comparison with observational data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-362
Number of pages9
JournalBuilding and Environment
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Building and Construction


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