Regulation of Indoor Environmental Conditions in Houses: Preference and behaviour studies

Authors

  • Noor Hanita Abdul Majid Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, P.O.Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mohd Syafiq Salehuddin Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, P.O.Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Zaiton Abdul Rahim Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, P.O.Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Rosniza Othman Department of Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, P.O.Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i10.313

Abstract

Regulating the indoor environment for comfort and energy savings requires appropriate attutude and human behaviour of the house inhabitants. The aim of this study is to identify people’s main concerns when building or choosing a home. The research intends to determine how human behaviour regulates the indoor environmental conditions in houses towards achieving comfort and energy savings. A questionnaire survey was conducted through random sampling method with approximately 125 respondents. The results indicated the preferences for comfort and inhabitants’ attitude and behaviour in regulating the indoor environment.

Keywords: human behaviour; comfort; energy savings; house.

eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI:https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i10.313

Published

2018-08-22

How to Cite

Abdul Majid, N. H., Salehuddin, M. S., Abdul Rahim, Z., & Othman, R. (2018). Regulation of Indoor Environmental Conditions in Houses: Preference and behaviour studies. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 3(10), 142-153. https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v3i10.313

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