DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/dimensi.36.2.pp.%20101-106

THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF CONTEMPORARY HOUSE IN THE CITY OF DHAKA

Rumana Rashid, Mohd. Hamdan Bin Ahmad

Abstract


A contemporary house located within a dense area of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh was selected to evaluate its thermal performance. The study was based on the field measurements conducted during selected days in the summer period. The field survey was conducted using one set of thermal data logger installed in the selected house to record the air temperature and relative humidity of both indoor and outdoor spaces. The research result concluded that the contemporary house experienced much higher temperature during night and early morning. The indoor air temperature during the daytime was equal to the outdoor or sometime higher illustrating that it was overheating. On the other hand, previous study on traditional house within the same area showed that indoor air temperature was lower than outdoor air temperature, something that the contemporary house failed to achieve.

Keywords


Contemporary House, Thermal Performance, Indoor Environment, Thermal Comfort

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/dimensi.36.2.pp.%20101-106



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