Long term monitoring of window opening behaviour in Danish dwellings

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: During the first eight months of 2008, measurements of occupant behaviour and eight environmental variables was carried out in 15 dwellings. Logistical regression was applied to infer the probability of open window as a function of the outdoor temperature. The results were compared with the findings in the literature. The measured variables just prior to an opening/closing event were compared to variables where no events occurred. Indoor air quality and solar radiation where found to be the main drivers in the occupants’ determination of when to open a window. The indoor air quality and outdoor temperature affected when the window was closed and finally the time of day had an impact on the window opening behaviour of the occupants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture - PLEA2009 : Architecture, Energy and the Occupant's perspective
EditorsClaude Demers, André Potvin
Publication date2009
Pages490-494
ISBN (Print)978-2-7637-8939-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event26th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture : Architecture, Energy and the Occupant's perspective - Quebec City, Canada, 22-24 June 2009
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …

Conference

Conference26th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture : Architecture, Energy and the Occupant's perspective
CityQuebec City, Canada, 22-24 June 2009
Period01/01/2009 → …

Keywords

  • Building controls, Behaviour, Thermal comfort, Adaptation, Building simulation

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Andersen, R. V., Toftum, J., & Olesen, B. W. (2009). Long term monitoring of window opening behaviour in Danish dwellings. In C. Demers, & A. Potvin (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture - PLEA2009: Architecture, Energy and the Occupant's perspective (pp. 490-494)