IEA Annex 79 Expert Meeting &
International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour

The Fifth International Symposium on Occupant Behavior and Fourth Expert Meeting of IEA EBC Annex 79 will be hosted at the University of Southampton, UK from 21st to 23rd April, 2020.

Registration now open

Register to attend the OB-20 Symposium and Annex 79 Expert meeting by clicking the button. A link to the University of Southampton online store will open in a new tab. More information can be found on the Registration page.

Occupant Behaviour Symposium

Occupant Behaviour Symposium

Occupant Behaviour 2020 (OB-20) is the 5th International Symposium focusing on designing and operating buildings with an occupant focus, and the underlying comfort, behavior, and energy considerations. OB-20 (Apr 21st) aims to stimulate discussions and debate and to encourage contributions to IEA EBC Annex 79 “Occupant behavior-centric building design and operation”. Presenters from broad backgrounds (engineering, architecture, psychology, sociology, marketing, etc.; researchers or practitioners) are encouraged to attend and/or present. 

A two-day Annex 79 meeting (Apr 22nd and Apr 23rd) follows OB-20, with all symposium participants welcome to attend.

IEA EBC Annex 79

IEA EBC Annex 79

The IEA EBC Annex 79 meeting is a group of approximately 70 researchers and other experts on the topic of occupant-centric building design and operation (more information on Annex 79). The two-day meeting consists of discussing, planning, and pursuing research activities and initiatives for this the five-year Annex, to integrate occupancy and occupant behavior into the design process and building operation. The detailed agenda will be released approximately one month before the meeting date.

Future events

Participants may also be interested in the 2nd International Conference on Energy and Cities, taking place at the University of Southampton in 1-3 July 2020.