Window blind occlusion : a pilot study

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Journal titleBuilding and Environment
Pages13337; # of pages: 97
SubjectLighting; window blinds; daylight factor; use of premises; buildings; energy savings calculation; daylight factors estimation; occupants' use of window blinds; Windows; Eclairage; store; facteur de lumiere du jour; utilization des leiux; batiment
AbstractEstimations of daylight factors, used to calculate energy savings, typically do not consider occupants' use of window blinds. The data indicate that such estimations should include some assessment of window blind usage, because over half of the window area is usually occluded in some way by blinds. It appears that many occupants purposely use window blinds to prevent sunlight from penetrating their working space.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number23592
NPARC number20358948
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Record created2012-07-20
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