Importance of a View Window in Rating Green Office Buildings

Dodo, Yakubu Aminu and Kandar, Mohd Zin and Ossen, Dilshan Remaz and Jibril, Dan’azimi Jibril and Bornoma, Aisha Haladu and Abubakar, Alkali Ibrahim (2013) Importance of a View Window in Rating Green Office Buildings. Advanced Materials Research, 689. pp. 180-183. ISSN 1022-6680

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The essence of a view window (VW) in an office building is not only to bring an optimal balance between daylight and electric light, but also for psychological and health purpose. VW does not only allow the admittance of light and views, but indirectly affects the productivity and psychological wellbeing of office occupants; it has a link to the sustainability in both conventional and green buildings. This paper defines the function of a view window as it relates to green office building. Through literature review and an experiment conducted in room 432-01 located at B11 Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The function of VW in a green office building is highlighted; and the findings show that a VW would enhance sustainability in an office setting and has a dimension greater than 750mm above a finish floor level and less or equal to 2300mm above a finish floor level and with a wall to window ratio (WWR) of 25% to 40%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green rating; Office buildings; Sustainability; View window; Window
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2014 04:34
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2014 04:25

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