A study on natural ventilation performance in selected historical building in Kuala Lumpur

Ali, A.S. (2009) A study on natural ventilation performance in selected historical building in Kuala Lumpur. In: International Conference on Building Science and Engineering 2009, 14-15 Dec 2009, Johor Bahru.


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The application of Natural Ventilation System in old and historical buildings at the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur was analysed. The adopted study viewed on the occupants’ comfort against the performed activities in the buildings. Investigation carried out to explain the extent of the effects of natural ventilation on occupants and other factors influencing comfort level inside and outside the buildings. Through this mechanism the enhancement of the natural ventilation may be executed in order to have more comfortable ventilation. The main aim of this work is to establish a relationship between comfort level and ventilation system, and at the same time to identify factors that contribute to occupants’ comfort level and buildings condition. The research method involved the distribution of questionnaires and face to face interview with building occupants. Data assessment and analysis are carried out on both quantitative and qualitative. A total of 32 questionnaires were distributed mainly to building proprietors along shop lot at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Brickfields and Jalan Bangsar. The measurement of the buildings’ inside and outside temperature and relative humidity were taken by employing Higro-Termometer Digital and Indoor Air Quality Monitors respectively. The two atmospheric parameters were selected to correlate with comfort level and to determine factors which influence the building conditions. All collected atmospheric data were then analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) computer software. In this work, frequency and average temperature analytical method were used. The results show that there is a significant correlation between ventilation systems used inside buildings with comfort level. Consequently, the results obtained would assist in the improvement of the building occupants’ comfort level in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural Ventilation, Historical Building, Comfort level
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 07:04
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2014 07:04
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11016

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