Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Applied Science and Engineering
Examining the Mechanism on Ventilation for Thermal Comfort in Residential Buildings: A Case of Government Housing Estates in Nigeria
Ayeni Conqueror Ayoariyo and Atolagbe A.M. O
Natural has been agreed to be an energy efficient alternative for reducing the energy use in buildings, achieving thermal comfort and maintaining a healthy indoor environment. The study examines the mechanism on ventilation for thermal comfort in residential buildings of selected government housing estate in south-west Nigeria. Limited research has been recorded on the study of mechanism on ventilation for thermal comfort in residential buildings. Based on the survey results, it was found that while achieving natural ventilation through it mechanism 78.0% were window, 12.5% soft landscape elements while the combination of window and courtyard were 9.5%. The study therefore concluded that windows with adequate sizes and landscape elements should be adopted for the enhancement of natural ventilation in residential buildings.
Keywords:Landscape, windows, Courtyard, residential buildings, thermal comfort, South-West Nigeria.