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Thermal sensation and comfort in hot and humid climate of Indonesia

Uno, Tomoko and Oka, Daisuke and Hokoi, Shuichi and Ekasiwi, Sri Nastiti Nugrahani and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita (2018) Thermal sensation and comfort in hot and humid climate of Indonesia. In: Sustainable houses and living in the hot-humid climates of Asia. Springer Singapore, pp. 131-144.

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In conventional air-conditioning design, the comfortable range is considered to be between temperatures of 25 and 27 ° C and relative humidity of 40 and 60%; these numbers vary only slightly based on a person's race and country. However, several studies conducted in regions with hot and humid climates show that the observed thermal comfort requirements often do not agree with those obtained from European-based studies. In this chapter, the results from the questionnaire surveys and measurements in residences in the hot and humid regions of Indonesia and Malaysia are shown. It was found that the residents use air conditioning at low temperatures for sleeping and that many people consider cold condition as "comfortable" and desire "cooler" conditions even if they feel "cold" in thermal sensation.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2995/70697
Uncontrolled Keywords: Field survey, Thermal environment, Sleeping, Comfort temperature, Thermal sensation, Comfort sensation
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Noor Hanita Abdul Majid
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2020 12:28
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2020 12:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70697

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