Occupant Behaviour

Occupant behaviour has a considerable bearing on the performance of a building, through energy usage and contributing and controlling the level of moisture.

Historic England and STBA have outlined that individual comfort is the most important test, rather than achieving specified space heating targets. Comfort levels have a particular influence on occupant behaviour. Understanding individual levels of discomfort is more treatable and will often require less intrusive works to the building.

Page updated: 26/05/2023

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