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A Field Survey on Usage of Air-conditioners and Windows in Terraced House Areas in Johor Bahru City

Kubota, Tetsu and Ahmad, Supian (2006) A Field Survey on Usage of Air-conditioners and Windows in Terraced House Areas in Johor Bahru City. Journal of Environmental Engineering (Transactions of AIJ) (No.608). pp. 81-87. ISSN ISSN 1348-0685

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Abstract

This paper presents the findings of a questionnaire survey on usage of air-conditioners and windows among selected households in terraced house areas in Johor Bahru City, Malaysia. The results showed 62% of respondents owned an average of 2.3 air-conditioners. It was suggested that the reduction of both numbers and use of air-conditioners would be one of particularly important means for energy-saving among households in terraced house areas. Although approximately 80% of respondents opened their windows during the daytime, only around 10% did so during the nighttime. It is important to encourage occupants to open their windows especially during the nighttime for utilizing the night ventilation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Adaptive behavior; Natural ventilation; Energy-saving; Energy consumption; Malaysia
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:1738
Deposited By: Harlina Abdullah @ Abd Halim
Deposited On:14 Mar 2007 04:17
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:57

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