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dc.contributor.authorRotimi, J.O.B.
dc.contributor.authorKiptala, RK
dc.contributor.editorLaryea, S
dc.contributor.editorAgyepong, SA
dc.contributor.editorLeiringer, R
dc.contributor.editorHughes, W
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-05T20:20:33Z
dc.date.available2013-11-05T20:20:33Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.date.issued2013-11-06
dc.identifier.citation4th West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference held at National Merit Award House, Abuja, Nigeria, 2012-07-24 to 2012-07-26, vol.2, pp.1285 - 1294 (10).
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9566060-1-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/5800
dc.description.abstractSustainable passive ventilation has been promoted as the way forward in ventilation systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Whether this is real or factual will be determined by this investigation on how well installed ventilation systems meet the comfort needs of office building occupants. The study gave an indication of the priorities that were attached to climatic suitability of ventilation designs in high rise office buildings. The study investigates the use of both mechanical and natural ventilation systems in some high rise office buildings. It provides information on one hand, on the level of adoption of ventilation systems in office buildings located in the Central Business District (CBD) in Nairobi, Kenya, and on the other hand, the adequacy of the installed ventilation systems as perceived by the building occupants. 34 tenants of high rise buildings located in the CBD area were purposively sampled and were the units of the study analysis. Analysis of their responses was presented using simple descriptive and interpretative techniques. The study finds that installed ventilation systems were inadequate and rarely meet tenants' needs in high rise buildings. Occupants require greater flexibility in ventilation design and desire ventilation systems that could incorporate some measure of individual control of air circulation to enhance their general comfort.
dc.publisherWest Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference
dc.relation.urihttp://www.waberconference.com/index.php/publications/conference-papers/category/3-waber-2012-conf-papers?start=100
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subjectCBD
dc.subjectKenya
dc.subjectNairobi
dc.subjectVentilation system
dc.titleEvaluating the adequacy of installed ventilation systems in high rise buildings in Nairobi, Kenya
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
aut.conference.typePaper Published in Proceedings
aut.relation.endpage1294
aut.relation.pages10
aut.relation.startpage1285
aut.relation.volume2
pubs.elements-id104751


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