Secondary school classrooms daylighting evaluation in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Raja Nur Syaheeza, Raja Mohd Yazit and Elina, Mohd Husini and Fadli, Arabi and Wan Norisma, Wan Ismail and Mohd Zin, Kandar (2018) Secondary school classrooms daylighting evaluation in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. In: 2nd International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICACE 2018), 9th -10th May 2018, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Malaysia.

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Natural daylight is a renewable energy source that is important in photobiology study which looks into the effect of light to living organism. Students’ visual comfort satisfaction due to efficient daylight in a classroom are highlighted in the physical of the building and learning space such as windows and openings. One of the factor that influences the design of classrooms environmental condition. Environmental condition consideration includes the daylighting requirement for classrooms. Various standards and guidelines on daylighting consideration have been developed in Malaysia including the recommendation on Window-to-Floor Ratio (WFR) and illuminance level. However, the recommended WFR may not achieve the recommended illuminance level. This paper evaluates whether the recommended WFR design achieve the recommended acceptable illuminance level. Two classrooms in Kolej Permata Insan, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan with different orientation were selected for the study. Integrated Environmental Solution (IESVE) simulation software is used for daylight evaluation. The WFR of the two selected classrooms were set to the recommended 20%. Simulation results shows that the illuminance level for both classrooms are higher than recommended. The simulation also shows that the daylight distribution in the classrooms are not uniform, thus creating inefficient daylight condition. Therefore, the WFR recommends further studies with additional of daylighting design strategy considerations.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Built Environment
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Built Environment
Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Built Environment
Depositing User: Raja Mohd Yazit
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2021 04:07
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2021 04:07

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