Thermal Comfort Assessment: A Comparative Study of Passive Ventilation System in Modern and Malay Traditional House
Keywords:thermal comfort, Malay traditional house, modern house, passive design, sustainable design
Thermal comfort is the perception in which the environment is fulfilled. Thermal comfort varies from person to person. It is necessary to make the heat generated as a result of human activities dissipate at a rate to maintain equilibrium within the body in order to maintain thermal equilibrium. Understanding thermal comfort is vital to architectural design as it serves as the basis for building design but also affects sustainable design. An experiment was conducted where thermal comfort in environmental factors were measured. Autodesk Revit and Autodesk CFD were used to analyze and simulate the air movement for both Malay traditional house and modern house. Research shows that the Malay traditional house can provide better thermal indoor comfort compared to modern house. In addition, in the same bio-climate, these buildings consume less energy than modern buildings to gain better acceptable indoor environment.