Thermal Comfort in Living Room of Houses with Different Frontage

Authors

  • Ahmad Ridzwan Othman Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Mara, 43200 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohammad Ezzat Fakhrawi Mohammad Faisal Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Mara, 43200 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Wahyuni Zahrah Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan 20155, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2636

Keywords:

Frontage; Thermal Comfort; Window to Wall Ratio; Sun Exposure

Abstract

House frontage is an essential aspect of terraced house design to ensure the occupant's comfort and healthy living. Four samples selected to evaluate the influence of the window to wall ratio (WWR) towards the internal thermal comfort of the house. The indoor thermal parameters were recorded using HOBOware Data Logger and evaluated using CBE Thermal Comfort Calculator. The study shows that the living room with a bigger WWR had the lowest thermal comfort levels. Besides the WWR, window placements and the shading devices also help in reducing the sun exposure of the frontage wall and increase the indoor thermal comfort.

Keywords: Frontage; Thermal Comfort; Window to Wall Ratio; Sun Exposure

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2636

Author Biography

Ahmad Ridzwan Othman, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Mara, 43200 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Architecture

Head Centre of Studies for Architecture

Published

2021-03-28

How to Cite

Othman, A. R., Mohammad Faisal, M. E. F. ., & Zahrah, W. . (2021). Thermal Comfort in Living Room of Houses with Different Frontage. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 249-259. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2636

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