• Adi Ainurzaman Jamaludin Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Hazreena Hussein Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Nila Keumala Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Ati Rosemary Mohd Ariffin Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Bioclimatic design, likert scale, living behavior, post occupancy evaluation (POE), residential college building


The evaluation through a set of questionnaire and field measurement with the use of climatic devices was conducted in an old residential college building with the best practice of bioclimatic design strategies, particularly on the implementation of daylighting and natural ventilation. Initially, the implementation of these strategies has a significantly positive impact on the satisfaction level of the residents. Temperature and relative humidity range that is accepted as thermally comfortable by university students are 29-30°C and 72-77%, respectively. The comfort level was successfully maintained with a good adaptation of living behaviour including the activity in the room, garment dressed, usage of room opening and electronic devices. Unfortunately, further improvements on natural daylighting are still required based on the negative feedbacks given by the majority of respondents.      


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