Sunlight analysis for the Kuwaiti Government dwelling design and effects on householders’ health
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This paper discusses access to sunlight and daylight in contemporary Kuwaiti Government dwellings. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among the Kuwaiti population is related to a lack of exposure to sunlight radiation. Householders’ of the contemporary Kuwaiti Government dwellings in Al-Nahda town in Kuwait have been selected as a case study for the research project. Householders’ were interviewed about sunlight access into their dwelling and health issues associated with living in the dwelling. The research project includes a new design for the Kuwaiti Government dwellings, which has been analysed for sunlight and daylight access as related to Al-Nahda town location in Kuwait.
Alhazim, M., Littlewood, J., Canavan, K. and Carey, P. (2017) 'Sunlight analysis for the Kuwaiti Government dwelling design and effects on householders’ health', Energy Procedia, 134, pp.894-903.
Paper given at 9th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB-17, 5-7 July 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece, published in Energy Procedia in December 2017 (online) available open access at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.492
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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