Survey of Occupant behavour and control of the indoor environment in Danish Dwellings

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Abstract

Repeated surveys on occupant behaviour and indoor climate were carried out in Danish dwellings in September to October 2006 and again in February to March 2007. The summer survey comprised 933 respondents and the winter survey 636 respondents. The surveys were internet based and were carried out by sending out invitations to 5000 addresses in Denmark. The addresses were obtained from a Danish register along with information on physical properties of each dwelling. Meteorological data from the closest weather station was obtained from the Danish Meteorological Institute. Out of the three parameters: Outdoor temperature, wind speed and solar radiation, the outdoor temperature had the largest effect on the proportion of dwellings with windows open and heating on. The solar radiation had a small effect on the proportion of dwellings with lights on, while none of the parameters seemed to affect the proportion of dwellings with solar shading in use. The most significant reason listed for opening the windows in summer and winter was to obtain more air movement. Danish dwellings and European offices were affected in the same way by the outdoor temperature, when it comes to the proportion of dwellings/offices with windows open or heating on. The outdoor temperature did not seem to affect the proportion of dwellings with solar shading in use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of RoomVent 2007 : 10th International Conference on Air distribution in rooms
EditorsOlli Seppänen, Jorma Säteri
VolumeCD ROM
Publication date2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventRoomvent - 10th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 13 Jun 200715 Jun 2007
Conference number: 10

Course

CourseRoomvent - 10th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms
Number10
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period13/06/200715/06/2007

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