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Coffee Break and Seminar with Dr. Yohei Yamaguchi - Tuesday, March 27 

There will be a coffee break and seminiar with Dr. Yohei Yamaguchi on Tuesday, March 27.  Dr. Yohei Yamaguchi will present a seminar on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in MHK Room 124 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Prior to the seminar, CURENT will hold a coffee break from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm. We encourage you to come to the coffee break and stay for the seminar. 

Presenter: Dr. Yohei Yamaguchi, Osaka University

Title: Activity-based Community/Urban-scale Modelling of Building Energy Demand

Where: MHK 124 

Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm coffee break, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm seminar

Abstract: The building sector is a significant contributor to national carbon emissions and has considerable potential in fostering reduction and flexibility in energy demand and carbon emissions. Community/urban-scale modelling of building energy demand has attracted attention worldwide as it allows the quantification of potential changes in energy demand and evaluates the performance of energy systems. It also provides a scope through which to explore technical options and prospective pathways to develop sustainable energy systems. One of the most critical weaknesses of conventional approches is that the lower time and spatial resolution than those required to address socio-technical issues. We propose activity-based modelling, to overcome these weaknesses, in which the activity and practice of people in everyday life is simulated and building energy demand is quantified accordingly. Energy demand models integrating people’s activity and practice improves spatio-temporal resolution of models by quantifying energy demand in a bottom-up approach, through which the structure determining energy demand in the real world is replicated. This further enhances the capabilities of community/urban-scale models (e.g. consideration of demand response in power system analysis). This presentation briefly explains modelling methodologies and their applications to tackle the above mentioned challenges. 

Bio: Yohei Yamaguchi is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2006 from Department of Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. He worked as a post-doc researcher in Research Institute for Sustainability Science, Osaka University, from 2006 to 2008 before joining the present division as an assistant professor. He has been working as an Associate Professor since 2015. In 2014, he co-chaired the Asia Building Simulation Conference.

Research Interest: The building sector is a significant contributor to national carbon emissions and has considerable potential in fostering reduction and flexibility in energy demand and carbon emiossions. Dr. Yamaguchi's research interest involves development of modelling methodologies to support challenges such as these in the  building sector and in energy systems. His research includes 1) stochastic modelling of daily activity of people, 2) analysis on people’s activity and practice, 3) community/urban-scale energy demand modelling of commercial and residential buildings, and 4) analysis on the potential carbon reductions and electricity demand flexibility for demand response.