Modelling window opening behaviour in Danish dwellings

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In this paper we present and analyse data from two studies of window opening behaviour in residential buildings in Denmark. Based on measurements of indoor environment, weather and window opening behaviour in 15 dwellings, we propose a model that will predict window opening behaviour. The data showed that other factors than thermal effects impact the behaviour of the occupants. Some of these factors were included in the model. We present data from repeated questionnaire surveys that show that occupants tend to adjust heating setpoints, adjust clothing and operate windows when feeling thermally uncomfortable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Indoor Air 2011
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 201110 Jun 2011
Conference number: 12


Conference12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
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  • Thermal comfort
  • Energy
  • Simulation
  • Air quality

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