During winter periods in four types of newly built terraced dwellings and in apartments of a flatbuilding,the daily behaviour and motivations of the inhabitants with respect to airing and ventilation have been studied. In total the information was obtained from 279 households. A combination of verbal interviews, diaries and technical measurements are used as methods of investigation. On basis of the findings,calculations can be made about air flows in occupied dwellings.
Within the framework of the International Energy flgency (IEA) Annex VIII , "Inhabitants Behaviour with Regard to Ventilation" an investigation has been carried out on the use of windows in an apartment building in Schiedam. The measurements have been done by the TNO Division of Technology for Society. They started in November 1984 and stopped in May 1986, Three inquiries and diaries have been set up in the tno heating seasons and the summer period to get additional information from the dwellers, In the 6th AIC conference  paper 20 dealt with the first heating season of this project.