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Measurement of the wind flow in residential areas of Johor Bahru Metropolitan City toward planning guidelines for energy saving city in Malaysia

Kubota, Muhammad Tetsu and Ahmad, Supian Measurement of the wind flow in residential areas of Johor Bahru Metropolitan City toward planning guidelines for energy saving city in Malaysia. In: Proceedings of The National Symposium on the Dynamics of Urban Society: Towards Achieving Sustainable Quality of Life, 18-19 May 2004, PJ Hilton, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Most cities in Malaysia experience hot and humid climate during most part of the year. In large metropolitan cities such as Johor Bahru, the use of air conditioners to cool dwelling units has been increasing sharply partly due to continuing rise in disposable income brought about by recent high economic growth. This has resulted to significant rise in non-renewable energy consumption, thus does not contribute toward sustainability. Natural wind flow is one of the most effective energy-saving methods to improve the thermal environment at the neighborhood level. This paper presents the results of several wind tunnel tests on selected residential areas in Johor Bahru Metropolitan City. By comparing the average of wind velocity of each case studies, the paper discusses the planning guidelines at the residential neighborhood level area in order to create sufficient wind flow and help achieve energy saving and sustainability objective.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Energy saving city, Wind flow, Wind tunnel tests, Residential neighborhood Sustainability, Planning guidelines
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:2599
Deposited By: Harlina Abdullah @ Abd Halim
Deposited On:03 May 2007 07:18
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:03

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