Study on the thermal performance of office spaces in the tropics: A case study in Singapore

Steve Kardinal Jusuf, Masayuki Ichinose, Yuta Fukawa, Sattayakorn Sutida

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Abstract

Commercial and office buildings often have problems on the aspects of indoor thermal environment and energy performances. The actual performance of these types of buildings, most of the time, are different from the desired performance. A data collection was conducted in an office space of a university building in Singapore as part of the ongoing study, measuring the environmental performance of office buildings across Southeast Asian countries. The objective measurement on the thermal condition shows that most measurement points across office space is at the colder side of the comfort zone. This finding is supported by the survey results where only about 65% of occupants voted for “slightly cool”, “neutral” and “slightly warm” and about 22% of occupants showed “cold” related symptoms on their legs, hands and body at the end of working hours. The calculated neutral temperature range was generally from 24°C to 26°C, while the measured room temperature was mostly below 24°C.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLEA 2018 - Smart and Healthy within the Two-Degree Limit
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
EditorsEdward Ng, Square Fong, Chao Ren
PublisherSchool of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pages403-408
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789628272365
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit, PLEA 2018 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2018 Dec 102018 Dec 12

Publication series

NamePLEA 2018 - Smart and Healthy within the Two-Degree Limit: Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Volume1

Conference

Conference34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit, PLEA 2018
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period18/12/1018/12/12

Keywords

  • Office space
  • Singapore
  • Thermal performance
  • Tropics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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