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Study on thermal comfort in university hostel building case study at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Batu Pahat

Razman, Ruzaimah and Abdullah, Abd Halid and Abdul Wahid, Abdul Zaki (2011) Study on thermal comfort in university hostel building case study at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Batu Pahat. In: International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering (ICESE 2011), 1-3, April 2011, Bali Island, Indonesia.

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Abstract

A field study was conducted in a university hostel building at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Batu Pahat, Johor. The objectives of this study are to determine the level of thermal comfort in the hostel room and to identifying whether the thermal comfort of hostel building can be achieved through natural ventilation or not. The thermal comfort variables are measured between 11am to 5pm for five consecutive days using Thermal Comfort Meter Station (BABUC A). A total of 178 sets of questionnaires were distributed to respondents consisting of undergraduate university students. Average clothing insulation for residents was 0.43clo with activity 0.997met for seating relaxed. In terms of to conserve energy usage and to go for a sustainable environment, it is enough to achieved thermal comfort in UTHM Hostel Building by using the natural ventilation. Result from the analysis showed that occupants perceived their thermal conditions comfortable, but this condition is more effective with the aid of mechanical ventilation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: thermal comfort; hostel building; indoor climate
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7005-7699 Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 00:55
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 00:55
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1656
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