Thermal comfort of non-malaysian residents at different levels of a multi-storey residential building in Malaysia

Samira Zare Mohazabieh, Elias @ Ilias Salleh, Mohammad Fakri Zaky Jaafar, Nur Mariah Adam

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Abstract

Creating a thermally comfortable environment is one of the most important criteria to be considered when designing multi-storey residential buildings in Malaysia. These types of buildings are increasingly being occupied by non-Malaysian (Iranian) residents. However, there is a lack of information as to the actual thermal comfort conditions endured by their residents under natural ventilation. This study seeks to establish the indoor climatic conditions at different levels of a naturally-ventilated multi-storey residential building during the month of April 2009, by comparing measured conditions to the thermal comfort sensation (Actual Thermal Sensation-ATS) of international occupants. Additionally, the compatibility of PMV application with ATS is also reviewed The field measurement results indicate that residential units at higher levels tend to be more thermally comfortable compared to the lower units. However, these results differ from the ATS results in that the lower units were deemed more comfortable. Furthermore, it was found that the PMV scales cannot be directly applied to thermal comfort evaluation in countries with hot and humid conditions, such as Malaysia, even for non-locals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventConference on Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010 - Windsor
Duration: 9 Apr 201011 Apr 2010

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OtherConference on Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010
CityWindsor
Period9/4/1011/4/10

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Keywords

  • Actual Mean Vote
  • Microclimate
  • Multi-storey Residential Building
  • Predicted Mean Vote
  • Thermal Comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Mohazabieh, S. Z., Salleh, E. . I., Jaafar, M. F. Z., & Adam, N. M. (2010). Thermal comfort of non-malaysian residents at different levels of a multi-storey residential building in Malaysia. In Proceedings of Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010

Thermal comfort of non-malaysian residents at different levels of a multi-storey residential building in Malaysia. / Mohazabieh, Samira Zare; Salleh, Elias @ Ilias; Jaafar, Mohammad Fakri Zaky; Adam, Nur Mariah.

Proceedings of Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010. 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohazabieh, SZ, Salleh, EI, Jaafar, MFZ & Adam, NM 2010, Thermal comfort of non-malaysian residents at different levels of a multi-storey residential building in Malaysia. in Proceedings of Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010. Conference on Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010, Windsor, 9/4/10.
Mohazabieh SZ, Salleh EI, Jaafar MFZ, Adam NM. Thermal comfort of non-malaysian residents at different levels of a multi-storey residential building in Malaysia. In Proceedings of Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010. 2010
Mohazabieh, Samira Zare ; Salleh, Elias @ Ilias ; Jaafar, Mohammad Fakri Zaky ; Adam, Nur Mariah. / Thermal comfort of non-malaysian residents at different levels of a multi-storey residential building in Malaysia. Proceedings of Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, WINDSOR 2010. 2010.
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