Determining the Mechanism on Ventilation for Thermal Comfort in Residential Buildings: A Case of Government Housing Estates in Nigeria

Natural ventilation has been identified as an energy-efficient option for lowering building energy use, achieving thermal comfort, and preserving a healthy interior environment. The study looks at the ventilation system in residential structures for thermal comfort in a selected government housing estate in south-west Nigeria. As a result, the study identifies landscape aspects as well as consumers’ levels of interest and desirability in using landscape features in their environments. There has been minimal research on the mechanics of ventilation in residential structures for thermal comfort. According to the survey findings, 78.0 percent of natural ventilation mechanisms were windows, 12.5 percent were soft landscape components, and 9.5 percent were a combination of window and courtyard. As a result, the study concluded that windows of adequate size and landscape elements should be included in residential buildings to increase natural ventilation.

Author(S) Details

Capatina Octavian
Renewable Energy Department, NEGOIU, Romania.

A. M. O. Atolagbe
Department of Architecture, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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