Greenhouse Daylight Illuminance for Users’ Satisfaction in Hot and Humid Climate

Authors

  • Amalina Safiah Jasni Centre of Studies for Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Sabarinah Sh Ahmad Centre of Studies for Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Mariam Felani Shaari Centre of Studies for Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Ricardo B Sánchez National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2711

Keywords:

Greenhouse Design Features, Daylight Simulation, Hot and Humid Climate

Abstract

The greenhouse is vital to protect indoor crops from the harsh hot-humid climate. This study firstly identifies design attributes of greenhouses such as dimension, shapes, orientation, and shading. Secondly, it assesses the impacts of design attributes on the greenhouse daylight performance using VeluxVisualizer. The results showed an increase in the number of skylights caused higher average daylight illuminance in the greenhouse. All the models passed the requirement for plants with small sunlight claim between 7 and 9 hours per day. This study paves the way for energy-efficient buildings with the aid of building simulation to benefit the users.

Keywords: Greenhouse Design Features, Daylight Simulation, Hot and Humid Climate

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.v6i16.2711

Published

2021-03-27

How to Cite

Jasni, A. S. ., Sh Ahmad, S. ., Shaari, M. F. ., & Sánchez, R. B. . (2021). Greenhouse Daylight Illuminance for Users’ Satisfaction in Hot and Humid Climate. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 81-91. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2711

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