Zuraini Denan's scientific contributions

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The traditional houses in Ghardaia City in Algeria had been built using traditional construction materials and passive solar design (PSD) strategies for the hot desert climate. These thousand-year-old houses are still standing and conditioning the harsh desert climate while maintaining indoor thermal comfort for its occupants. Of late, two trends o...


... In the adaptive thermal comfort model the comfort zone is around the neutrality/comfort line and represents the comfortable upper and lower temperature parameters. Acceptability levels of 90% and 80% limit the comfort zone, with the ideal comfort temperature falling between 2-3 °C on either side of the comfort line, which is considered an acceptable limit [18]. The temperature range identified corresponds to 90% and 80% acceptability limits and could reach approximately 30 °C according to the ASHRAE 55-2017 standard [5] (Figure 1). ...