Analysis on thermal comfort of air-conditioned buildings in Malaysia: Case study of universiti tenaga nasional

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Abstract

Field study was carried out on the thermal conditions and thermal comfort of occupants in air conditioned buildings in Malaysia. The study was carried out in 10 staff offices and 6 student study areas of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) during October and November 2013, collecting a full set of objective physical measurements and subjective assessments through questionnaires. The measured environmental parameters were air temperature, relative humidity and air velocity. The subjective responses concern the judgment of the occupants about the thermal environment at the moment of measurements. The obtained results showed that most places are in acceptable and comfort zone according to Fanger’s predicted mean vote (PMV) model. The neutral air temperature obtained through linear regression analysis of thermal sensation vote (TSV) is 23.9°C for UNITEN. The result of this study demonstrates that the acceptability of thermal comfort among UNITEN occupant is about 78%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy and Power Technology II
EditorsMojie Sun
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages1665-1669
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783038352860
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology, REET 2014 - Dalian, China
Duration: 19 Aug 201420 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume672-674
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology, REET 2014
CountryChina
CityDalian
Period19/08/1420/08/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Asadi, I., Hussein, I., & Palanisamy, K. (2014). Analysis on thermal comfort of air-conditioned buildings in Malaysia: Case study of universiti tenaga nasional. In M. Sun (Ed.), Renewable Energy and Power Technology II (pp. 1665-1669). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 672-674). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.672-674.1665