End-user activities context information management framework for sustainable building operation


The concept of sustainable buildings includes not only technological aspects related to energy efficiency and resources usage optimization, but also aspects related to end-users’ comfort, wellbeing, and everyday needs support. To understand the end-users’ life activities in general and their preferences in particular, is necessary to enrich standard Building Management Systems (BMS) with human-generated and personal data. In this conceptual paper, we present an end-user context information management framework, which includes a reasoning layer, an acquisition layer, and a dissemination layer. The proposed framework is currently implemented in the KTH Live-in-Lab - a fully equipped testbed for research and innovation in the build environment.

CISBAT 2019 | Climate Resilient Cities – Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era4–6 September 2019, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Elena Malakhatka
Elena Malakhatka
Postdoctoral researcher

My research interests include User Research, Applied behaviour science to the built environment and Human-Building Interaction (HBI)