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Title: COMPARATIVE STUDY OF INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (IEQ) BETWEEN BIOPHILIC BUILDINGS AND NON-BIOPHILIC BUILDINGS WITHIN PUBLIC RESIDENTIAL ESTATES
Authors: DIYANA BOO JIA XUAN
Keywords: Biophilic Design
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Residential Buildings
Housing Development Board (HDB)
Issue Date: 2022
Citation: DIYANA BOO JIA XUAN (2022). COMPARATIVE STUDY OF INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (IEQ) BETWEEN BIOPHILIC BUILDINGS AND NON-BIOPHILIC BUILDINGS WITHIN PUBLIC RESIDENTIAL ESTATES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: At the present moment, there is a fast pace of urban expansion. This results in not only the deterioration of the urban environment but also disrupt the relationship between Man and Nature. As Singapore is constantly progressing towards a green and smart nation, its built environment industry promotes long-term sustainability plans and initiatives that motivate the adoption of biophilic design principles in the development of buildings. Biophilic design is one innovative approach that can enhance and restore the use of nature. Furthermore, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several rules and restrictions regarding outdoor activities and travel. Hence, this accentuates the importance of having a satisfactory and healthy indoor environment since most residents will spend most of their time at home. Now more than ever, it is imperative that the elements of nature are made accessible to residents. Literature reviews were done to investigate and determine the impact of biophilic design elements on the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and residents' well-being in Singapore HDB estates. The IEQ and well-being of residents' flats in both biophilic and non-biophilic HDB estates were measured using both objective and subjective assessments. Indoor air quality (IAQ) sensors, namely HOBO and Atmotube PRO, were employed for subjective evaluation. The data measured by both sensors were analyzed and evaluated to determine the impact of biophilic elements on the IEQ of residents' flats. A survey questionnaire with a rating scale was also used to collect data. Likert Scale analysis revealed that the satisfaction levels regarding indoor environmental quality are higher in biophilic HDB estates compared to non-biophilic HDB estates. The study's findings can be used to establish if there are any associations between biophilic and non-biophilic HDB estates and attribute any differences between both types of residential buildings.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226604
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