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Article: Evaluation on indoor environment quality of dense urban residential buildings

TitleEvaluation on indoor environment quality of dense urban residential buildings
Authors
KeywordsResidential property
Environmental health and safety
Urban regions
Hong Kong
Issue Date2008
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/jfm/jfm.jsp
Citation
Journal of Facilities Management, 2008, v. 6 n. 4, p. 245-265 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the indoor environmental quality among residential buildings in dense urban living environment, after the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which called for a reviewon the relationship between health issues and the authors’ built facilities. Design/methodology/approach – Environmental tests include thermal comfort, noise, daylight and air quality inside the residence of typical housing units were carried out. Based on inferences drawn from test results, the paper developed systematic conclusions. Findings – It was observed that most of the occupants (over 70 per cent of 125 households) were tolerating the higher air temperature and dimmer daylight inside their residence, which was proven to fall behind Hong Kong Standard. On the contrary, people reflected that they were also trying to abate noise and dust concentration in their daily life. Research limitations/implications – Owing to the flat occupants’ exclusive property rights in law, there were limited access to the residents’ flats and only 32 occupants out of 125 allowed us to conduct the survey. Yet, the data set was justified. Practical implications – The results provides practical guidance for the design of future housing to enhance health and comfort of occupants. Originality/value – Originality of the findings is based on on-site data collected in dense urban housing condition. Rating data were also collected from the occupants concerned about their habituation conditions in Hong Kong after the outbreak of of SARS, which was a major crisis that called for fundamental review of the authors’ built facilities.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124400
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dc.contributor.authorChan, EHWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, KSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, WSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:32:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T10:32:15Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Facilities Management, 2008, v. 6 n. 4, p. 245-265en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1472-5967-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124400-
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the indoor environmental quality among residential buildings in dense urban living environment, after the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which called for a reviewon the relationship between health issues and the authors’ built facilities. Design/methodology/approach – Environmental tests include thermal comfort, noise, daylight and air quality inside the residence of typical housing units were carried out. Based on inferences drawn from test results, the paper developed systematic conclusions. Findings – It was observed that most of the occupants (over 70 per cent of 125 households) were tolerating the higher air temperature and dimmer daylight inside their residence, which was proven to fall behind Hong Kong Standard. On the contrary, people reflected that they were also trying to abate noise and dust concentration in their daily life. Research limitations/implications – Owing to the flat occupants’ exclusive property rights in law, there were limited access to the residents’ flats and only 32 occupants out of 125 allowed us to conduct the survey. Yet, the data set was justified. Practical implications – The results provides practical guidance for the design of future housing to enhance health and comfort of occupants. Originality/value – Originality of the findings is based on on-site data collected in dense urban housing condition. Rating data were also collected from the occupants concerned about their habituation conditions in Hong Kong after the outbreak of of SARS, which was a major crisis that called for fundamental review of the authors’ built facilities.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/jfm/jfm.jspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Facilities Managementen_HK
dc.subjectResidential property-
dc.subjectEnvironmental health and safety-
dc.subjectUrban regions-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleEvaluation on indoor environment quality of dense urban residential buildingsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1472-5967&volume=6&issue=4&spage=245&epage=265&date=2008&atitle=Evaluation+on+indoor+environment+quality+of+dense+urban+residential+buildings-
dc.identifier.emailChan, EHW: bsedchan@inet.polyu.edu.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, WS: wswong@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, WS=rp01029en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/14725960810908127-
dc.identifier.hkuros173777en_HK
dc.identifier.volume6en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage245en_HK
dc.identifier.epage265en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1741-0983-

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