The effect of indoor environmental quality on occupant's perception of performance in old student dormitories of University of Malaya / Chu Kok Wei

Chu, Kok Wei (2015) The effect of indoor environmental quality on occupant's perception of performance in old student dormitories of University of Malaya / Chu Kok Wei. Undergraduates thesis, University of Malaya.

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    Abstract

    It is known that the people are spending most of their time indoors and therefore the occupants' performance and well-being are greatly affected by the various aspect of indoor environmental quality. Academic achievement loss occurred in the institutions is the result of stress which causes low achievement of academic excellence. Dissatisfaction and excess workload may result to some extent of stress. This study documented the essential aspects of the indoor environment which has received the lowest satisfaction from the building users and the factors which is the most important to be considered by the building users. For the purpose of this study, definition of "performance" is the comfort in terms of the ability of the building users to be able to perform their daily tasks or activities, namely taking a rest or studying in a room. This research is based on quantitative analysis where the feedbacks are collected from the questionnaire surveys given out to the respondents and on-site measurements. The targeting respondents are the students who are living in the old dormitories of University of Malaya, which are First Residential College, Second Residential College, Third Residential College and Fourth Residential College.The scale of perceived satisfaction or dissatisfaction is analyzed by a seven scale factor of like and dislike scale. "User Satisfaction" and "Degree of Importance" are calculated by means of the seven scale factor of likeness scale collected from the responses of the building users. The data of descriptive analysis analysis, parametric tests, regression analysis and non-parametric test can be obtained by carrying out statistical analysis by means of SPSS. It was found that noise level, thermal comfort and amount of working space in the room are the aspects that contribute to the least satisfaction of occupants' perception of indoor environment quality. Health level in the room, electrical lighting and amount of working space in the room are the most important aspects to be considered from the perception of building occupants in terms of indoor environmental quality in old student dormitories. Submission of feedback collected from the building occupants could improve the quality of indoor environment provided that there are lack of satisfaction in the quality of indoor environment. A benchmark can be produced from a pool of analysis in order to provide the requirement and need from the building user in the building design and environment. The findings from this study not only can identify the problems which can result in declining building performance, but also can help the building to last longer in the future.

    Item Type: Thesis ( Undergraduates)
    Additional Information: Academic Exercise (Bachelor’s Degree) – Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, 2015.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Indoor air pollution; Air quality management; Indoor environment
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    T Technology > TH Building construction
    Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
    Depositing User: Mr. Khairul Fadzlie Khalid
    Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 07:17
    Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 07:18
    URI: http://studentsrepo.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8830

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