Optimising Daylighting Performance in Tropical Courtyard and Atrium Buildings for Occupants’ Wellbeing

Authors

  • Muhammad Syukri Talip Centre of Studies for Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Mariam Felani Shaari Centre of Studies for Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Sabarinah Sh Ahmad Centre of Studies for Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Ricardo B Sanchez National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2710

Abstract

Daylighting has attracted increasing attention from researchers as an energy-efficient and sustainable building design technique. This research investigates the daylighting of atrium and courtyard building by comparing the performance of various Window to Wall Ratios (WWR) appropriate to Malaysia's tropical climate. The most acceptable option for daylight performance was to specify a moderate WWR value of 30% with shading devices. The results of The Radiance Daylighting Simulations confirmed the daylight performance by a comparison of calculated data and modelling. The findings show the combinations of daylighting parameters that work for courtyard and atrium buildings for the occupants' wellbeing.

Keywords: Daylighting Performance, Courtyard, Atrium, Tropical, Radiance Simulations

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.v6i16.2710

Published

2021-03-27

How to Cite

Talip, M. S., Shaari, M. F., Ahmad, S. S. ., & Sanchez, R. B. . (2021). Optimising Daylighting Performance in Tropical Courtyard and Atrium Buildings for Occupants’ Wellbeing . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 93-102. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2710

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