The bioclimatic design approach to low-energy buildings its the Klang Valley, Malaysia

A. Zain-Ahmed, A. A M Sayigh, P. N. Surendran, Mohd. Yusof Othman

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Formulating passive energy design strategies require an understanding of the climatic influence on buildings and the thermal comfort of their occupants. This paper presents the bioclimatic approach in building design as well as the techniques which are applied to formulate various strategies in order to achieve indoor comfort conditions. The paper deals with the Bioclimatic Chart, the Building Psychrometric Chart, Mahoney Tables and the Control Potential Zones which utilise the thermal neutrality concept. Regional climatic data from the Klang Valley area in Malaysia were utilised in formulating the design strategies. The most appropriate design strategies for hot, humid regions were then deduced The most preferred strategies found were the use of ventilation, dehumidification and shading. Consequently, a full recommendation for the integral use of these three passive methods are suggested to be used in all buildings in Malaysia

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume15
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 1998

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Keywords

  • Bioclimatic charts
  • Control potential zones
  • Dehumidification
  • Shading
  • Thermal comfort
  • Ventilation

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Zain-Ahmed, A., Sayigh, A. A. M., Surendran, P. N., & Othman, M. Y. (1998). The bioclimatic design approach to low-energy buildings its the Klang Valley, Malaysia. Renewable Energy, 15(1-4), 437-440.

The bioclimatic design approach to low-energy buildings its the Klang Valley, Malaysia. / Zain-Ahmed, A.; Sayigh, A. A M; Surendran, P. N.; Othman, Mohd. Yusof.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 15, No. 1-4, 12.09.1998, p. 437-440.

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Zain-Ahmed, A, Sayigh, AAM, Surendran, PN & Othman, MY 1998, 'The bioclimatic design approach to low-energy buildings its the Klang Valley, Malaysia', Renewable Energy, vol. 15, no. 1-4, pp. 437-440.
Zain-Ahmed, A. ; Sayigh, A. A M ; Surendran, P. N. ; Othman, Mohd. Yusof. / The bioclimatic design approach to low-energy buildings its the Klang Valley, Malaysia. In: Renewable Energy. 1998 ; Vol. 15, No. 1-4. pp. 437-440.
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