The Performance of Daylight through Various Windows for Residential Buildings
A good daylighting strategy is necessary in order to decrease energy consumption for artificial lighting. To provide effective internal illumination, the placing of the right openings in the right positions with suitable type of window and glazing is important. This study focused on the various types and materials of the glass and window, in order to identify the quantity and quality of daylight that penetrates into the residential buildings. Based on a series of measurement, it was identified that type of glazing and window gives major significance on the performance of daylight and thermal performance in residential buildings.
Keywords windows; illumination level; residential building; occupant’s perception.
eISSN 2514-751X © 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.