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Optimization of daylighting system by using light pipe system in a building

Abd Kadir, Aslila and Ismail, Lokman Hakim and Kasim, Narimah (2015) Optimization of daylighting system by using light pipe system in a building. In: The 2nd International Conference on Construction and Building Engineering (ICONBUILD 2015), 11-13 August 2015, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia.

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Daylighting is an effective sustainable development strategy in improving the qualities for visual comfort, productivities and health. The increasing use of daylighting system can offer better savings in electricity usage, up to 20–30% of total building energy consumption. This paper reviews the current daylighting strategies incorporated to a building. The development of a highly efficient reflective and refractive materials have made the redirection of daylighting into areas of buildings far away from the façade. Light pipe system is one invention that transports daylight efficiently from outdoor into rear part of a room. Its does not only provide sufficient luminance into the room but also improve the internal environment without generating excessive heat. Light pipe system is a practical application in many buildings whether in deep plan building or link building. In conclusion, Malaysia as a country which experiences a hot tropical climate throughout the year is relevant to adopt this strategies

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: daylighting; energy consumption; luminance; light pipe system; sustainable
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7700-7975 Illumination. Lighting
Divisions: Centre of Diploma Studies > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2015 07:39
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2015 07:39
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7281
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