Adaptive Window Opening Behavior in Office Buildings in the Severe Cold Region, China

  • Xiaowen Su
  • Zhaojun WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Window opening behaviors influence natural ventilation and thermal comfort greatly and add huge uncertainty of energy consumption. So, it is essential to propose realistic behavior models. Many researches have been focused on behaviors in dwellings. But there exists big difference between residential and office buildings, and survey in offices should be attached importance. Consecutive monitoring of indoor and outdoor environment along with window opening behaviors in eight offices among four buildings was conducted during May to June 2017 in Harbin. Statistical methods were adopted for results analysis such as logistic regression. The results indicated window operation had notable correlation with indoor air temperature and time of a day. However, window orientation did not show significant impact. Moreover, window opening occurred more often in the morning during a day and probability models were established and validated accordingly. The models enable a better chance of mimicking occupants’ behavior in office buildings.


Window opening behavior Indoor environment Logistic regression Office buildings 



The project is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51678179).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Cold Region Urban and Rural Human Settlement Environment Science and TechnologyMinistry of Industry and Information TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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