Assessment of Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) in Transitional Spaces of a High-Rise Building

Nooriati Taib

Abstract


One passive approach that can significantly reduce energy usage in high-rise buildings is through the creation of non-air conditioned spaces such as transitional spaces. Optimizing passive design would reduce wastage associated with the building’s energy consumption. The study measures the thermal comfort of three types of transitional spaces (sky court, balcony, and rooftop) in a high-rise office building. Based on the assessment of Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET), the outcome showed significant differences in PET in all locations in both wet and dry season. The effectiveness of such area can be improved with the contributions of landscape, maximizing natural ventilation and day lighting where possible.

Keywords: Thermal comfort; transitional spaces; high-rise; Physiological Equivalent Temperature

eISSN 2398-4295 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 


Keywords


Thermal comfort; transitional spaces; high-rise; Physiological Equivalent Temperature

Full Text:

PDF

References


Makaremi, N., Salleh, E., Jaafar, M. Z. & GhaffarianHoseini, A. (2012). Thermal comfort conditions of shaded outdoor spaces in hot and humid climate of Malaysia. Building and Environment. 48, 7-14.

Szokolay, S. V. (2008). Introduction to Architectural Science: The Basis of Sustainable Design, Oxford, UK, Elsevier Ltd

Spagnolo, J. & de Dear, R. J. (2003). A field study of the thermal comfort in outdoor and semi-outdoor environments in subtropical Sydney Australia. Building and Environment. 38, 721-738.

Chun, C., Kwok, A. & Tamura, A. (2004). Thermal comfort in transitional spaces- basic concepts: Literature review and trial measurement. Building and Environment. 39 (10), 1187-1192.

Hoppe, P. (1999). The physiological equivalent temperature- a universal index for the biometeorological assessment of the thermal environment. International Journal of Biometeorology. 43, 71-75

Matzarakis, A. H., Mayer, M. G. & Izioman (1999). Applications of a universal thermal index: Physiological equivalent temperature. International Journal Biometeorology, 43, 76-84

Makaremi, N., Salleh, E. & GhaffarianHoseini, A. (2011). Influence of adaptation on human thermal comfort in outdoor areas of tropics. Proceeding of the First Iranian Student Scientific Conference in Malaysia. 9-10 April 2011, 1-4

Kwong, Q. J. & Ali, Y. (2011). A review of energy efficiency potentials in tropical buildings: Perspective of enclosed common areas. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review. 15, 4548-4553.

Pitts, A. & Salleh, J. (2007). Potential for energy saving in building transition spaces. Energy Building. 39, 815- 822.

Makaremi, N., Salleh, E., Jaafar, M. Z. & GhaffarianHoseini, A. (2012). Thermal comfort conditions of shaded outdoor spaces in hot and humid climate of Malaysia. Building and Environment. 48, 7-14.

Lin, T. P., Matzarakis A. & Hwang R. L. (2010). Shading effect on long-term outdoor thermal comfort. Built Environment. 45, 213-221.

Ahmed, K. S. (2003). Comfort in urban spaces: Defining the boundaries of outdoor thermal comfort for the tropical urban environment. Energy and Buildings. 35, 103-110.

Lin, T. P. & Matzarakis, A. (2008). Tourism climate and thermal comfort in Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan. International Journal of Biometerology. 52, 281-290

Lin, T. P. & Matzarakis, A. (2011). Tourism climate information based on human thermal perception in Taiwan and Eastern China. Tourism Management. 32(3), 492-500.

Matzarakis, A., Rutz, F. & Mayer, H. (2007). Modelling radiation fluxes in simple and complex environments- application of the Rayman model. International Journal Biometerology. 51(4) 323-334

Taib, N. & Abdullah, A. (2012). Study of Landscape Gardens: Expectations and Users’ Perception of a High-Rise Office Building. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences. ASEAN Conference on Environment-Behavior Studies (AcE-Bs), Bangkok, Thailand




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21834/ajbes.v3i12.118

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.