USER SURVEY INVESTIGATION INTO THE PREFERED SOLAR ACCESS OF RESIDENTS IN HIGH-DENSITY LIVING ENVIRONMENT - AN INITIAL STUDY
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AbstractSolar access refers to the ability of a unit to continue to receive sunlight without obstruction from any other properties or structures. The provision of appropriate solar access is considered to be important to residents' health, comfort and daily living. Guidelines and standards for the provision of sunlight have been formulated in the past few decades in low-density living environment. In high-density living environment like Hong Kong, associated guidelines and standards are generally lacking and it has become a growing concern for better provision of sunlight to residential units. It is also important to consider residents' preference of solar access in the formulation of standard for solar access and daylighting, as well as urban planning and building design. The present paper presents the results of a questionnaire survey regarding residents' preference of solar access in terms of time, amount, place, and purpose of the exploitation of sunlight. Policy-makers, as well as planners and architects, will therefore be able to establish appropriate guidelines and standards and provide residential units with better sunlight environment.
All Author(s) ListNg EYY, Lau KKL, He JZ
Name of Conference1st International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization (ICSU)
Start Date of Conference15/12/2010
End Date of Conference17/12/2010
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceChina
Detailed descriptionorganized by HK PolyU,
Year2010
Month1
Day1
PublisherHONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIV, FAC CONSTRUCTION & ENVIRONMENT
Pages1957 - 1966
eISBN978-988-17311-0-4
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordshigh-density; questionnaire survey; residential; solar access; Sunlight
Web of Science Subject CategoriesConstruction & Building Technology; Engineering; Engineering, Civil; Environmental Sciences; Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Environmental Studies; Urban Studies

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