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Title: Assessment of climate-based daylight performance in tropical office buildings : a case study
Authors: Chien, Szu-cheng
Tseng, King Jet
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Chien, S.-c., & Tseng, K. J. (2014). Assessment of climate-based daylight performance in tropical office buildings: a case study. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 9(2), 100-108.
Series/Report no.: International journal of low-carbon technologies
Abstract: The utilization of daylight can significantly affect building performance, energy efficiency, productivity, as well as occupants' comfort and satisfaction in buildings. This paper aims to assess daylight performance for tropical office buildings in a parametric approach. Thus, four passive design categories are investigated, namely interior surface reflectance, glazing visual transmittance, light shelves and shading control. The approach is exemplified using the case study of two selected offices in Singapore. This study contributed to the assessment of the daylight performance and prediction of the consequences of retrofitting alternatives toward fostering the utilization of daylight in existing buildings in the tropics.
ISSN: 1748-1317
DOI: 10.1093/ijlct/ctu014
Rights: © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact
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