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Pilot assessment of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of learning environments in Bayero University, Kano

Sani, AM, Martionson, DB and Al-Maiyah, S 2016, Pilot assessment of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of learning environments in Bayero University, Kano , in: 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture., July 11-13, 2016, Los Angeles. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This pilot study is a preliminary work preceding an indoor environmental quality (IEQ) research being undertaken on the learning environments of Bayero University Kano (BUK). Enhanced IEQ promotes the health of building occupants, raises productivity and general welfare of office workers, affects energy consumption and, most importantly for this study; it positively affects teaching and learning activities. IEQ researches are being conducted in the four advanced continents which are situated primarily in temperate regions of the world but not in tropical Africa. IEQ Assessment of learning environments in BUK involves the measurement of their thermal characteristics, visual and acoustic qualities as well as the quality of their indoor air and evaluation against the building user survey data. This paper therefore, reports the results of these measurements and surveys at a pilot level focusing on three spaces within the university. Internal air and radiant temperatures, relative humidity, illumination, noise levels and CO2 concentration together with students’ survey data are reported and compared to international standards and typical assumptions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > No Research Centre
Publisher: Cal Poly Pomona
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr S Al-Maiyah
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 13:43
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/39327

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