Evaluation of daylighting performance in polytechnics' student residential college buildings with internal partition / Khairul Azmi Mohamed

Mohamed, Khairul Azmi (2022) Evaluation of daylighting performance in polytechnics' student residential college buildings with internal partition / Khairul Azmi Mohamed. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).


The recent global warming problem has a significant impact on architecture design as architects have been forced to be careful regarding environmental impacts and sustainability. Insufficient natural daylight inside the building leads to an increase in electrical consumption due to usage of artificial lighting. It also contributed to carbone mission, which could lead to global warming. The internal configuration has influenced the daylight distribution inside the room. Therefore, this study is intended to evaluate the impacts of several internal partition layouts on indoor daylighting performance in residential college rooms. There were three objectives to be achieved, which are; (a) to determine the illumination level in the existing case study room, (b) to analyse the Useful Daylight Illuminance in different internal partition alternatives through Climate Based Daylighting Modelling (CBDM) and compare the value of the target threshold found in the literature and (c) to recommend daylighting improvement using Climate Based Daylighting Modelling (CBDM) through simulation by suggesting a new model of room typology. The field measurement was conducted in a typical student residential room under a tropical sky to analyse the indoor daylighting condition. Then a series of internal partition options were simulated using DIVA for Rhino to propose a possible partition layout that is effective in resolving low daylight levels in student living rooms. The finding indicates that changing the internal partition layout in a student residential room and installing light shelf generate a robust impact on daylight sufficiency. The study revealed that the highest annual daylight sufficiency values belong to those internal partitions oriented perpendicular to the window with the installation of static light shelf. These improvements could provide a comfortable, productive, and healthy environment for occupants as well as savings in annual energy consumption. The impacts of internal partition as a typical interior design element on indoor daylighting performance in student residential buildings can be accessed: it also provides significant alternatives for architect regarding daylighting design in tropical countries, especially Malaysia.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Mohamed, Khairul Azmi
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Ismail, Asmat
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > School architecture and equipment. School physical facilities. Campus planning > University and college physical facilities. Campus planning
T Technology > TH Building construction > Illumination. Lighting
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Master of Science (Green Architecture) - AP730
Keywords: Residential, student, college
Date: 2022
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/77674
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