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Title: COMFORT ROUTINES AND AIR-CONDITION BEHAVIOUR IN OCCUPANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING: THE CASE OF SINGAPORE
Authors: TAN JIA XIN JAX
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
DTS
Master (Architecture)
Chang Jiat Hwee
2013/2014 Aki DTS
Adaptive behaviour
Air-conditioning consumption
Built environment sustainability
Public housing
Routinised behaviour
Socio-cultural perception
Issue Date: 19-Dec-2013
Citation: TAN JIA XIN JAX (2013-12-19). COMFORT ROUTINES AND AIR-CONDITION BEHAVIOUR IN OCCUPANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING: THE CASE OF SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper seeks to understand how air-condition consumption of occupants are related to routinised behaviour and environmental design of public housing in Singapore. It aims to evaluate the impacts of passive-design strategies used in public housing on home occupants consumption of air-conditioning, as well as the implication of the socio-cultural contexts on routinised air-condition consumption behaviours. It is commonly acknowledged that good passive-design naturally cultivates sustainable energy consumption behaviour in occupants. However, I argue that air-condition consumption is hardly so straightforward. Rather, it is complicated by the human factor such as socio-cultural perceptions deeply embedded in their daily routine. In the discourse of sustainable architecture, the human factor has always been neglected and this poses an impediment to the preparation for a more sustainable future in facing the threats of global warming. The public housing landscape in Singapore has always been designed to facilitate natural ventilation. It is crucial to understand the limits of architecture's role in the constructs of occupant's air-condition consumption, and at the same time, anticipate consumption behaviours and their daily routines to better design for housing in the future.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222094
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