Developing the Human Thermal Comfort Model for Residential Building - a collaboration project between REHDA and FEGT
As a current PhD student, at the University of Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), I have a remarkable research experience that has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the thermal environment of green buildings. Through experiments, data analysis, and collaborations with other researchers, I am exploring ways to optimize the thermal comfort and energy efficiency of green and conventional buildings in Malaysia. One of the highlights of my research experience was the opportunity to conduct fieldwork at Wisma Rehda, a green building in Kuala Lumpur. During the field visit, I collected data on the building's thermal environment parameters and assessed the effectiveness of the building's passive cooling systems. This field visit solidified my interest in sustainable design and motivated me to pursue further opportunities in this area. It has also opened up new avenues for exploration, expanded my professional network, and fuelled my passion for research. Overall, my research and field visit experiences have been invaluable in shaping my understanding and passion for sustainable architecture. Furthermore, I am grateful for the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to this field of research through my PhD program at UTAR.
Muhammad Tarique Lakhiar
FEGT UTAR Kampar, Malaysia