Effective shading and ventilating: An in-depth field study into resident’s shading and ventilating practices in rented city apartments

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Abstract

This report describes the background, set-up and results of a mixed method field study into shading and ventilating practices in seven rented apartments in the city of Rotterdam. The study was conducted during a heat wave in August 2022 and involved 2 couples and 5 single households, all retirees. The households were recruited through social housing provider Havensteder. All apartments had exterior shading (awning or screen) and were all part of apartment blocks with centrally controlled mechanical ventilation and closed corridors.
The study began by composing detailed instructions for ...
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages41
Publication statusUnpublished - Jul 2023

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    Keywords

    • Summer comfort
    • Shading
    • Ventilating
    • Field study
    • Resident behaviour
    • heat

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