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Evaluation of the relationship between window use and physical environmental variables : consistency, seasonality and diversity

Silke Verbruggen (UGent) , Marc Delghust (UGent) , Jelle Laverge (UGent) and Arnold Janssens (UGent)
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Most of the window use models developed for building energy simulations include physical environmental variables as drivers. Even though it is a common approach to include these variables, the validity of this approach can be questioned based on observations in the literature regarding the consistency and seasonality of the relationship between these variables and the window use. Additionally, it was questioned whether this approach could capture the inter-occupant diversity. To assess the extent of the uncertainties, modelling methods from the literature were applied to a case study. The results revealed that a large share of the variance in window use can be attributed to the season and the household-ID. This indicates that the window use varied across the year but was stable within one season, and that these behaviours differed significantly between households. Thus occupants interacted with windows according to seasonal habits, more so then according to momentaneous environmental conditions.
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OPENING BEHAVIOR, OCCUPANT BEHAVIOR, RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, MANUAL, CONTROL, MODELS, OPERATION, COMFORT, Window use, occupant behaviour, natural ventilation, residential energy, use

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Verbruggen, Silke, et al. “Evaluation of the Relationship between Window Use and Physical Environmental Variables : Consistency, Seasonality and Diversity.” JOURNAL OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION, vol. 14, no. 4, 2021, pp. 366–82, doi:10.1080/19401493.2021.1942209.
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Verbruggen, S., Delghust, M., Laverge, J., & Janssens, A. (2021). Evaluation of the relationship between window use and physical environmental variables : consistency, seasonality and diversity. JOURNAL OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION, 14(4), 366–382. https://doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2021.1942209
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Verbruggen, Silke, Marc Delghust, Jelle Laverge, and Arnold Janssens. 2021. “Evaluation of the Relationship between Window Use and Physical Environmental Variables : Consistency, Seasonality and Diversity.” JOURNAL OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION 14 (4): 366–82. https://doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2021.1942209.
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Verbruggen, Silke, Marc Delghust, Jelle Laverge, and Arnold Janssens. 2021. “Evaluation of the Relationship between Window Use and Physical Environmental Variables : Consistency, Seasonality and Diversity.” JOURNAL OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION 14 (4): 366–382. doi:10.1080/19401493.2021.1942209.
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Verbruggen S, Delghust M, Laverge J, Janssens A. Evaluation of the relationship between window use and physical environmental variables : consistency, seasonality and diversity. JOURNAL OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION. 2021;14(4):366–82.
IEEE
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S. Verbruggen, M. Delghust, J. Laverge, and A. Janssens, “Evaluation of the relationship between window use and physical environmental variables : consistency, seasonality and diversity,” JOURNAL OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 366–382, 2021.
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  author       = {{Verbruggen, Silke and Delghust, Marc and Laverge, Jelle and Janssens, Arnold}},
  issn         = {{1940-1493}},
  journal      = {{JOURNAL OF BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION}},
  keywords     = {{OPENING BEHAVIOR,OCCUPANT BEHAVIOR,RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS,MANUAL,CONTROL,MODELS,OPERATION,COMFORT,Window use,occupant behaviour,natural ventilation,residential energy,use}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{4}},
  pages        = {{366--382}},
  title        = {{Evaluation of the relationship between window use and physical environmental variables : consistency, seasonality and diversity}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2021.1942209}},
  volume       = {{14}},
  year         = {{2021}},
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