Reference : Indoor Thermal Comfort Assessment of Residential Building Stock in Quetta, Pakistan
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Paper published in a book
Engineering, computing & technology : Architecture
Engineering, computing & technology : Architecture
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/226537
Indoor Thermal Comfort Assessment of Residential Building Stock in Quetta, Pakistan
English
Mahar, Waqas Ahmed mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > Doct. art bâtir & urba. (FSA -paysage)]
Amer, Mohamed mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Attia, Shady mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
29-Jun-2018
European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) Annual Conference 2018
Hartig, Terry
Uppsala University
97
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No
International
Uppsala
Sweden
European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) Annual Conference 2018
27-06-2018 to 29-06-2018
European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) & Uppsala University
Uppsala
Sweden
[en] Thermal comfort ; reinforced cement concrete houses, ; energy consumption behaviour ; comfort perception ; housing stock
[en] Since last several years Pakistan is facing energy crisis which leads to power-cuts across the country resulting serious disturbance in everyday life. However, residential buildings use more than half of the energy and its demand and usage is continuously increasing. Quetta is the 10th largest city of Pakistan and its urban population is increasing at a high rate. The climate of Quetta is mild to extreme cold in winter and hot in summer which need more heating and cooling for optimal thermal comfort in houses. Energy usage of a household do not only depend on the performance of the building, heating, and cooling systems but also on the life style of the residents. The chosen typology is reinforced cement concrete houses, which is very common and widespread across the country. There is no policy or measures taken at the authority level and most of the houses are not designed by professionals, therefore, the existing houses do not provide optimal indoor thermal comfort. The study consists the monitoring of indoor climate, interviews, and questionnaire. The thermal comfort level was quantified based on the monitored data, and the interviews and questionnaire helped to understand the comfort perception, energy consumption behaviour and life style of the residents. The results show that residential buildings do not provide optimal thermal comfort and residents use active systems to improve indoor thermal comfort which leads to increase in energy usage.
Sustainable Buildings Design (SBD) Lab, University of Liège
Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan
Methodology for the design of climate responsive houses for optimized thermal comfort in Quetta, Pakistan
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/226537
http://www.enhr2018.com/

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