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Mixed research tools for thermal comfort studies of medium density mass housing

Hj Mohd Ariffin, Noor Aziah (2014) Mixed research tools for thermal comfort studies of medium density mass housing. In: 3th Management in Construction Research Association (Micra 2014) Conference And Annual General Meeting , 6 Nov 2014, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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This paper describes the methodology used in the investigation of thermal comfort studies with the notion that energy efficient design adapted to double-storey terraced houses in Malaysia can increase thermal comfort and decrease energy consumption. The study requires a method of exploring the thermal performance of existing and hypothetical dwellings. Hence, the paper aims to determine that, if from the outset, houses are designed by taking into consideration energy efficient design strategies; in this case, orientation studies and the utilisation of passive design features, the result will be dwellings with lower internal temperatures and thus, lower energy consumption. Utilising three different methods of investigations: the questionnaire survey, temperature survey and computer simulation to corroborate findings from each, this paper describes the process undertaken. The triangulation of the mixed methods validated the findings to the problems identified in this study indicating increment of thermal comfort and reduction of energy consumption. Keywords: thermal comfort, terraced-houses, questionnaire survey, data monitoring, computer simulation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3209/39823 Theme: Life Cycle Costing Within the Built Environment
Uncontrolled Keywords: thermal comfort, terraced-houses, questionnaire survey, data monitoring,computer simulation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2000 Study and teaching. Research
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Noor Aziah Mohd Ariffin
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2014 16:49
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 01:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39823

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