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JOCET 2013 Vol.1(4): 318-321 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2013.V1.72

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs): A User Perception Survey

M. A. Sulaiman, W. Z. Wan Yusoff, S. Pawi, and W. N. Wan Kamarudin
Abstract—The demand for conducive academic building with healthy environment for teaching and learning (T&L) activities are rapidly increasing especially in indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Unsatisfactory of IEQ in academic building threaten the quality of T&L process simultaneously affect the student achievements and teachers performances. This studies are to investigate the IEQ that has been carried out by using survey method and were distributed the questionnaire to the respondent to observe the perception, adaptive behavior and opinion and he questionnaire has been developed based on IEQ elements. The questionnaire was distributed to 370 main user of academic building randomly from 10,000 populations in UTHM It is shown that, the level of user satisfaction is most at the moderate level and some suggestion has been carried out to improve the IEQ in academic building. The collected data has been analyzed by using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Several parameters of IEQ elements such as Thermal comfort, acoustic comfort, lighting and Indoor air quality (IAQ) are discussed in this research.

Index Terms—Indoor environmental quality, academic buildings, user perception, adaptive behavior.

M. A. Sulaiman is with Centre of Excellence for Facilities Management, UTHM, and Malaysia (e-mail:
W. Z. Wan Yusoff is with the Department, Faculty of Technology Management and Business and Deputy Director of Development and Property Management Office UTHM, Malaysia (e-mail:
S. Pawi is with the Department, Kulai Municipal Council, state of Johor, Malaysia and Member of Malaysia Valuer Associate, Malaysia. (e-mail:
W. N. Wan Kamarudin is with Chemical Engineering from University Technology Malaysia (UTM).Members of Institution Engineering Malaysia, Malaysia (IEM) (e-mail:


Cite:M. A. Sulaiman, W. Z. Wan Yusoff, S. Pawi, and W. N. Wan Kamarudin, "Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs): A User Perception Survey," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 318-321, 2013.

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