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