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Close the energy performance gap, a window at a time. / Pradana, Muhamad; Gauthier, Stephanie; Bourikas, Leonidas.

Proceedings of the 7th Masters Conference: People and Buildings. London, UK, 22th September 2017. Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings. 2017.

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Pradana, M, Gauthier, S & Bourikas, L 2017, Close the energy performance gap, a window at a time. in Proceedings of the 7th Masters Conference: People and Buildings. London, UK, 22th September 2017. Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings. <http://nceub.org.uk/ocs/index.php/MC2017/MC2017>

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Pradana, M., Gauthier, S., & Bourikas, L. (2017). Close the energy performance gap, a window at a time. In Proceedings of the 7th Masters Conference: People and Buildings. London, UK, 22th September 2017. Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings http://nceub.org.uk/ocs/index.php/MC2017/MC2017

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Pradana M, Gauthier S, Bourikas L. Close the energy performance gap, a window at a time. In Proceedings of the 7th Masters Conference: People and Buildings. London, UK, 22th September 2017. Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings. 2017

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Pradana, Muhamad ; Gauthier, Stephanie ; Bourikas, Leonidas. / Close the energy performance gap, a window at a time. Proceedings of the 7th Masters Conference: People and Buildings. London, UK, 22th September 2017. Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings. 2017.

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abstract = "This research aims to quantify occupants{\textquoteright} window behaviour impact to the energy performance gap. Occupants{\textquoteright} window behaviour poses a real challenge to energy demand control in mixed-mode buildings. A window being left open, may compromise the efficiency of the ventilation system. Applying a mixed-method approach, this study was carried out over the summer of 2017, in a mixed mode office building at the University of Southampton. Dry bulb temperature, radiant temperature, relative humidity, CO2 and window movement were recorded. Concurrently a weekly questionnaire gathered environmental perception from 35 participants. Using TRNSYS, the results of the monitoring were compared to standard assumptions. Results indicate that windows activity plays a significant part in bridging the performance gap between design and actual energy consumption. Furthermore, the results of the questionnaires revealed participants{\textquoteright} rationales for window opening and closing behaviours. Although this study comprises of a small sample in temperate climate, implications of this research addresses key issues for researchers investigating behaviour modelling and practitioners initiating building design.",
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