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Thermal comfort and energy solutions for a better residential environment in Malaysia

Mohd Ariffin, Noor Aziah (2015) Thermal comfort and energy solutions for a better residential environment in Malaysia. PLANNING MALAYSIA - Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, XIII. pp. 37-50. ISSN 1675-6215

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Abstract

In hot-humid Malaysia, there are around five million units of housing and among these the medium-density terraced are the most built. However, little emphasis was given to designing for thermal comfort and energy efficiency. Consequently, air-conditioning is ubiquitous with ever-rising residential energy consumption. This paper studied passive design systems to improve living conditions and conserve energy through orientation and insulation parameters for terraced housing. Utilizing a triangulation of methods to correlate between thermal comfort and energy performance, findings from the questionnaire survey, data monitoring and computer simulation contended that with the passive design strategies minimum thermal comfort is attainable and energy savings predicted. Keywords: terraced houses; passive design; thermal comfort; energy savings

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3209/46845
Uncontrolled Keywords: terraced houses; passive design; thermal comfort; energy savings
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
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: 30 Dec 2015 11:18
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 18:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46845

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