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Effect of Natural Light Glare on Passive Designin Malaysian Government Office Building
, Elina Mohd Husini
, Mohd Zin Kandar
Department of Research and Post Graduate Study, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, MALAYSIA
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:Received April 15, 2012Received in revised formSeptember 16, 2012Accepted October 04, 2012Available online October 06, 2012
:Passive Design StrategiesDaylight;Visual Comfort;Glare Discomfort;Window Opening
Starting in 2009 the government of Malaysia has stipulatedthat all government offices building to be incorporated withsustainable design features. However, the questions on the design stillponders and requires a research especially in the adoption of passivedesign strategies whether they have met the occupant visual comfortand taken all the consideration on the penetration of daylight.Qualitative survey has been conducted on the occupant’s perceptiontoward visual comfort in selected working space and by usingDAYSIM simulation to obtain an explicit comparison on the effect of glare inside the room to verify the survey analysis done earlier.Finding from the survey showed that 61.2% of the respondents agreedthat there is glare from the windows of the office and 52.2%respondent agreed that internal shading reduced the discomfort glarefrom the windows. The research will be useful as basicrecommendation on the indoor comfort environment especially for theoccupant visual comfort in designing a government office building.
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