Human-Building Interactions in Intelligent Built Environments

Topak F., Pekeriçli M. K., Tanyer A. M.

II. International Conference and Exhibition on Digital Transformation & Smart Systems - DTSS 2019, Ankara, Turkey, 23 - 25 October 2019, pp.89-92

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-92
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Buildings are responsible for about 40% of total energy use in the world, and this rate leads to serious environmental concerns that have triggered researchers to work on new ways of operating and utilizing built environments. On the other hand, technological advancements in sensing, control, actuation and information systems not only have opened up new possibilities and challenges for architectural, engineering and construction industry, but also enriched the forms of interaction between the built environments and people. With the drive towards reducing energy consumption of buildings and enhancing occupant comfort, there lies a significant potential in augmenting human-building interaction with digital capabilities. This research concentrates on exploring the extent of human-building interaction in intelligent built environments and potential research directions in this field.