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Development of energy-efficient building environmental quality evaluation framework

Ng, Ban Huat (2013) Development of energy-efficient building environmental quality evaluation framework. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

This research is about the development of an energy-efficient building environmental quality evaluation framework for office building in hot and humid climatic regions. The aim of this research is to develop an evaluation framework for the identification of problems with respect to energy-efficient design affecting occupants’ comfort. This research focuses on the application of energy-efficient design in office building; secondly, identifies the effects of energy-efficient design problems towards occupants’ comfort; and finally proposes an evaluation framework for the rating of energy-efficient design problems which affect the occupants’ comfort. This research was conducted at three energy-efficient buildings in Malaysia. A new building performance evaluation framework Energy-efficient Building Environmental Quality Evaluation Framework has been constructed and tested at the selected energy-efficient buildings. The tested results were then analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) in order to determine its reliability and validity. The research outcomes have shown high reliability and validity of the validated newly designed evaluation framework. In conclusion, this research has shown that the newly designed Energy-efficient Building Environmental Quality Evaluation Framework is able to identify the occupants’ comfort level in energy-efficient building and the causes of the problems which is mainly due to the building envelop such as shading and window features of the energy-efficient building.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7005-7699 Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 04:04
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 04:04
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5445
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