Field analysis of indoor air quality in high rise and low rise green offices with radiant slab cooling systems in Malaysia

Yau, Y.H. and Hasbi, S. (2015) Field analysis of indoor air quality in high rise and low rise green offices with radiant slab cooling systems in Malaysia. Indoor and Built Environment, 24 (2). pp. 174-184. ISSN 1420-326X

[img]
Preview
PDF (Field analysis of indoor air quality in high rise and low rise green offices with radiant slab cooling systems in Malaysia)
Field_analysis_of_indoor_air_quality_in_high_rise_and_low_rise_green.pdf - Other

Download (1MB)
Official URL: http://ibe.sagepub.com/content/24/2/174.full.pdf

Abstract

Even though the green building concept is fairly new in Malaysia, the development of this industry has been growing in recent years prior to the launch of Malaysia's own standard, namely the Green Building Index (GBI). One of the criteria assessed in the GBI is the energy efficiency, which takes about 21 of the overall assessment. Considering this, the passive design has been included in the green building concept to reduce the energy usage without compromising occupant thermal comfort. This study attempts to assess the passive design effectiveness in terms of indoor air quality in green office buildings in the tropics. Two green office buildings that incorporated the radiant slab cooling and conventional cooling system have been selected as case studies. A detailed assessment in terms of thermal comfort parameters (temperature and relative humidity), indoor pollutants' concentration (carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde) and air movement was carried out. The results showed that the thermal comfort parameters fall within the Malaysian Standard (MS1525:2007) and ASHRAE Standard-55 2010 except for the air movement in both buildings. Based on the results obtained, future buildings using the radiant slab cooling can have a better comfort level from the lesson learned from both buildings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: CE3BZ Times Cited: 0 Cited Reference Count: 28 Cited References: Anonymous, 2005, 77302005 ISO Anonymous, 2010, 552010 ANSI ASHRAE ASHRAE, 2000, HDB HVAC SYST EQ ASHRAE, 2010, 6212010 ASHRAE ANSI BURGE S, 1987, ANN OCCUP HYG, V31, P493, DOI 10.1093/annhyg/31.4A.493 Cheong KW, 2001, BUILD ENVIRON, V36, P181, DOI 10.1016/S0360-1323(99)00064-5 De Carli M, 2002, ASHRAE T, V108, P714 Department of Standard Malaysia, 2007, 15252007 MS DEP STAN FEUSTEL HE, 1995, ENERG BUILDINGS, V22, P193, DOI 10.1016/0378-7788(95)00922-K Fisk WJ, 2012, BUILD ENVIRON, V47, P368, DOI 10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.07.001 Imanari T, 1999, ENERG BUILDINGS, V30, P167, DOI 10.1016/S0378-7788(98)00084-X LETZ GA, 1990, ALLERGY PROC, V11, P109, DOI 10.2500/108854190778880268 Loveday DL, 1998, ASHRAE T, V104, P901 Memon RA, 2008, BUILD ENVIRON, V43, P1185, DOI 10.1016/j.buildenv.2006.04.025 Mumma SA, 2002, ASHRAE T, V108, P220 NORBACK D, 1990, SCAND J WORK ENV HEA, V16, P121 Pacheco R, 2012, RENEW SUST ENERG REV, V16, P3559, DOI 10.1016/j.rser.2012.03.045 Pan YQ, 2003, ENERG BUILDINGS, V35, P877, DOI 10.1016/S0378-7788(02)00245-1 Rahman AMA, 2013, FUTURE DESIGN ENERGY Redlich CA, 1997, LANCET, V349, P1013, DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(96)07220-0 Saidur R, 2009, ENERG POLICY, V37, P4104, DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2009.04.052 Takeda M, 2009, INT ARCH OCC ENV HEA, V82, P583, DOI 10.1007/s00420-009-0395-8 THIRUMALAIKOLUNDUSUBRAMANIAN P, 1991, ENERG BUILDINGS, V16, P795, DOI 10.1016/0378-7788(91)90052-5 Tian Z, 2009, ENERG BUILDINGS, V41, P320, DOI 10.1016/j.enbuild.2008.10.002 Tian Z, 2008, BUILD ENVIRON, V43, P1658, DOI 10.1016/j.buildenv.2007.10.012 Vangtook P, 2006, ENERG BUILDINGS, V38, P273, DOI 10.1016/j.enbuild.2005.06.022 Watson RD, 2002, RADIANT HEATING COOL Zain-Ahmed A, 1998, RENEW ENERG, V15, P437, DOI 10.1016/S0960-1481(98)00200-6 Yau, Y. H. Hasbi, S. Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), Malaysia CREAM/RD-08//3/2(8); University of Malaya RG042/09AET, PV055-2; Defence University of Malaysia The authors would like to acknowledge the financial assistance from the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), Malaysia, via Project CREAM/R&D-08//3/2(8) for research work to be conducted at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thanks are extended to the University of Malaya for awarding UMRG Grant RG042/09AET to the first author for research work to be conducted at University of Malaya. Thanks are also extended to the the University of Malaya PPP Fund PV055-2 for the partial financial assistance to the co-author, Ms Shafawati Hasbi, for conducting the research work at HVAC&R Lab at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya. Special thanks are also extended to Defence University of Malaysia for awarding Study Scholarship to the co-author, Ms Shafawati Hasbi, for conducting the research work at the University of Malaya. Finally, special thanks are also extended to Emeritus Prof. KT Joseph, scientific editor at ULPA, University of Malaya, for proof-reading the manuscript. 0 SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD LONDON INDOOR BUILT ENVIRON
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air conditioning, Green building, Indoor air quality, Malaysia, Radiant, slab cooling, SICK-BUILDING SYNDROME, THERMAL COMFORT, ENERGY-CONSUMPTION, WORKERS, DESIGN,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 02:20
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2015 02:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13809

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year