Assessment of thermal comfort in the mosque in Sarawak, Malaysia

Ibrahim, S.H and Baharun, A. and Nawi, M.N.M and Junaidi, E. (2014) Assessment of thermal comfort in the mosque in Sarawak, Malaysia. International Journal of Energy and Environment, 5 (3). pp. 327-334. ISSN 2076-2909

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In hot-humid climate, the mosque should be provided with an acceptable level of thermal comfort in order to seek serenity and focus for worship. The purpose of this study is to investigate the thermal comfort conditions in the Masjid Al-Muttaqin located in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak. The data were analysed using Corrected Effective Temperature (CET) index. The analysis shows that although the air velocity in the mosque is acceptable, due to the influence of high air temperature, thermal comfort is not achieved. A retrofit design by adding new materials and installing insulations on the existing roof are proposed and the results show significant improvement of thermal comfort inside the mosque.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermal comfort, Hot-humid climate, Mosque, Corrected Effective Temperature (CET), Retrofit design, 2014, Enginering, UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 07:20
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 03:10
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/4373

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