Yoon Su Lee
• Born in Seoul
• B.Eng, Architecture Engineering, KMA, Seoul (Korea)
MS, Building Science, University of California-Berkeley
• Worked for FIFA during the 2002 Worldcup.
• Served in the Special Forces of the ROK Army.
• Can play Chopin.
No matter how efficient you design building systems, the energy consumption of most buildings is greatly influenced by the behaviors of the occupants. The objective of my current research is to account for human behaviors and/or behavioral feedbacks that have impact on the overall building energy efficiency. It starts with the construction of a robust ‘Human Behavior Model' that measures and quantifies human behaviors that are observable in a typical office space - e.g., occupancy, lighting use, clothing adjustment, use of natural ventilation, etc. The measured behaviors are, then, incorporated into building energy simulation programs, so that they can simulate energy use of buildings with increased prediction accuracy. Ultimately, the goal is to not only underscore the importance of behavior-energy relationship, but also suggest design strategies to increase the energy efficiency of buildings.