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Satisfaction and perception of residents towards bioclimatic design strategies: Residential college buildings
Indoor and Built Environment (2014)
  • Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin
  • Nila Keumala Daud
  • Ati Rosemary Mohd Ariffin
  • Hazreena Hussein
Abstract

Successful implementation of bioclimatic design strategies not only reduces energy use, but more importantly increases the resident’s satisfaction. A Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE), a form of survey method was used in assessing the satisfaction and perception of residents in two residential colleges, at the University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Both CS-A and CS-B represent the uppermost and moderate implementation of bioclimatic design strategies. The results showed that 414 questionnaires were retrieved fully filled by occupants at CS-A while 155 respondents from CS-B returned their questionnaire. The questionnaire was based on a five-point Likert scale. Respondents were asked to rate the levels of satisfaction and perception with various aspects of the building, including the immediate environment. Detailed survey on thermal comfort had also been done by adopting the Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) Index. As initial findings, the implementations of bioclimatic design strategies at the selected residential colleges were able to provide comfort for the residents.

Keywords
  • bioclimatic design,
  • Likert scale,
  • post occupancy evaluation (POE),
  • Predicted Mean Vote (PMV),
  • tropical climate
Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin, Nila Keumala Daud, Ati Rosemary Mohd Ariffin and Hazreena Hussein. "Satisfaction and perception of residents towards bioclimatic design strategies: Residential college buildings" Indoor and Built Environment Vol. 23 Iss. 7 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/adiainurzaman/4/