IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
M.A Sulaiman, W.Z. Wan Yusoff , W.N. Wan Kamarudin
Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) is a key component in the evaluation for meeting the concept of green building that the aims towards sustainable development. Imbalance of IEQ contributes to sick building syndrome (SBS). The study focused on identifying the framework in the evaluation of IEQ in the context of academic buildings at institutions of higher education. The investigations include two factors; the level of IEQ and the level of users’ satisfaction in the academic buildings. Survey and on site scientific measurement approaches have been carried out for data collection. The data then analyze using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Experimental studies on the academic building focused on a propose IEQ evaluation framework based on four main elements IEQ; thermal (temperature and humidity) and noise comfort, indoor air quality (air movement CO2 concentration) and lighting. Experimental results obtain are compared with Malaysia Standard MS 1525:2007. The results showed that the element of temperature, air movement and the CO2 concentration are at accepted level. Meanwhile the elements of relative humidity, sound and lighting are below prescribed standards. The framework that has been developed as the measurement model can be used in the evaluation of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) at any academic building in Malaysia.