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Assessment of Gender Differences in Their Thermal Sensations to the Indoor Thermal Environment
7th CUTSE Conference: Engineering International Conference (CUTSE- Engineering Goes Green) (2012)
  • Harimi Djamila
Abstract
With a view to assessing the gender thermal sensation to the indoor thermal environment, an extensive field study was carried out in naturally ventilated residential buildings in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Both survey questionnaire and physical indoor climates measurements were adopted in the present investigation. A total of 890 responses over one whole year were gathered. Gender differences in their thermal sensations to the indoor environment were evaluated by using multiple hierarchical regression for categorical moderator. The result showed that females were slightly more sensitive than males to the indoor air temperatures by less than one unit thermal sensation above and below the predicted neutral temperature. Physiological differences may explain the slight shift in thermal sensation between the sexes.
Keywords
  • Keywords: Thermal Comfort; Indoor Thermal Environment; Malaysia; Gender Thermal Comfort,
  • Gender Thermal Sensation
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Publication Date
2012
Publisher Statement
Published by: School of Engineering & Science, Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia ( Curtin University Science & Engineering International Conference (CUTSE- Engineering Goes Green) ISBN 978-983-44482-3-3
Citation Information
Harimi Djamila. "Assessment of Gender Differences in Their Thermal Sensations to the Indoor Thermal Environment" 7th CUTSE Conference: Engineering International Conference (CUTSE- Engineering Goes Green) (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/harimi_djamila/4/