Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/46516
Title: Building energy performance and thermal comfort in Singapore
Authors: Tham, K.W. 
Ullah, M.B. 
Issue Date: 1993
Source: Tham, K.W.,Ullah, M.B. (1993). Building energy performance and thermal comfort in Singapore. ASHRAE Transactions 99 (pt 1) : 308-321. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Energy-conserving design must incorporate considerations of thermal comfort. An energy-conserving building that sacrifices thermal comfort for energy performance may adversely affect the well-being of its occupants and decrease productivity. This paper evaluates the impact of parametric variations in envelope design and HVAC operation on the energy performance and thermal comfort of a typical commercial office building in Singapore. Energy consumption was evaluated via a parametric simulation using the program DOE2.1B. Fanger's equation of comfort was applied to the resulting environment associated with each parametric design to evaluate its degree of thermal comfort. Energy-conserving measures applied to the reference building (square plan, with shallow exterior wall to core depth) resulted in a less than 1% drift in predicted percentage dissatisfied, indicating that energy conservation is achievable without loss of occupant comfort.
Source Title: ASHRAE Transactions
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/46516
ISSN: 00012505
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