Improper Window Use in Office Buildings: Findings from a Longitudinal Study in Beijing, China

Pan, Song, Xu, Chuanqi, Wei, Shen, Hassan, Tarek, Xie, Lang, Xiong, Yingzi, Firth, Steven, Greenwood, David and de Wilde, Pieter (2016) Improper Window Use in Office Buildings: Findings from a Longitudinal Study in Beijing, China. Energy Procedia, 88. pp. 761-767. ISSN 1876-6102

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Abstract

Occupants’ window opening behavior influences the performance of buildings significantly. Good window use can provide a comfortable indoor environment with a minimum energy use, while improper window use may result in bad indoor environment and may also waste great energy. This paper identifies improper window uses in an existing building in Beijing, China, based on a year-long longitudinal monitoring of occupants’ window opening behavior, together with important indoor and outdoor environmental variables. The findings from this study provide evidence that occupants’ window opening behavior in real buildings is required to be improved to promote the energy efficiency of the building.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Window opening behavior; Office building; China; Energy waste
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 16:26
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 21:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28861

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