Improper window use in office buildings: findings from a longitudinal study in Beijing, China
conference contributionposted on 2016-01-08, 15:40 authored by Song Pan, Chuanqi Xu, Shen Wei, Tarek HassanTarek Hassan, Lang Xie, Yingzi Xiong, Steven FirthSteven Firth, Pieter De Wilde
Occupants’ window behavior influences the performance of buildings significantly. A good window usage can provide comfortable indoor environment, but improper window usage may result in bad indoor environment and may also cause energy waste. This paper identifies improper window usage based on year-long date collected from an office building in Beijing, China. The findings from this study provide evidence that occupants’ window behavior in real buildings is needed to be improved in order to promote the building performance.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering