Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220424
Title: ASSESSMENT OF THERMAL COMFORT IN A NATURALLY VENTILATED HAWKER CENTRE
Authors: LIM WAN TING SABRINA
Keywords: 2020-2021
Building
Bachelor's
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (PROJECT AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT)
Wong Nyuk Hien
Issue Date: 7-May-2021
Citation: LIM WAN TING SABRINA (2021-05-07). ASSESSMENT OF THERMAL COMFORT IN A NATURALLY VENTILATED HAWKER CENTRE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A good thermal performance is essential in naturally ventilated hawker centres. However, they generally fail to provide healthy and conducive environment for dining due to poor ventilation and thermal comfort. Therefore, this serves as a substantial rationale to critically determine the thermal comfort of hawker centres in order to effectively meet satisfaction of patrons. Despite undergoing upgrading works, a poor thermal environment still persists at Old Airport Road Food Centre, especially in the inner sections. Hence, this dissertation aims to assess the hawker centre’s thermal comfort and patrons’ perception through objective measurements and subjective assessments. The objective is to validate the effectiveness of thermal comfort in the hawker centre by comparing results obtained from objective measurements and subjective assessments and the data is further used to compare with Green Mark thermal comfort model. Based on the findings, an inaccurate representation of Green Mark thermal comfort model was discovered as most respondents felt warm but it predicted a cooler thermal environment. High air temperature with low relative humidity and air velocity were recorded in the morning and afternoon sessions in contrast to evening, due to differences in cooking activities. Weekdays and outer areas of the hawker centre possess a cooler thermal environment while majority of the respondents are generally comfortable and satisfied with their thermal environment. This dissertation concludes by recommending design factors for future developments of hawker centres and attainment of BCA Green Mark Platinum certifications to achieve optimal thermal environment for occupants to maximise their thermal comfort satisfaction.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220424
Appears in Collections:Bachelor's Theses

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
Sabrina Lim Wan Ting 2020-2021_dissertation.pdf5.1 MBAdobe PDF

RESTRICTED

NoneLog In

Page view(s)

65
checked on Nov 17, 2022

Download(s)

21
checked on Nov 17, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.