A Comparative Study on the Indoor Thermal Performance of New and Old Mosques

Noor Izzan Nordin, Alamah Misni

Abstract


The study focus to compare the indoor thermal performance level between a new mosque and old mosques. Specific objectives are to identify the criteria that support sustainable practice, to analyse the indoor thermal performance using thermal monitoring tests and to propose strategic approaches for mosque design to achieve good indoor thermal performance towards sustainable practice. The data was carried out by experimental and observation. This data have been analyzed by Origin 6.0. Results show that the significant different between old and new mosque in indoor thermal performance. The main finding is influenced by the practice of passive design includes the building orientation and location, opening and building envelopes. Buildings should be correctly oriented to minimize solar gain and maximize natural ventilation.

Keywords: Mosque; passive design; sustainable practice; thermal performance.

© 2017. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA 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) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.677

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