Conference Papers

Refereed Conference Papers

Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T. (2014) Potential application of vernacular passive cooling techniques to naturally ventilated modern terraced houses in hot-humid climate of Malaysia. ASHRAE Efficient, High-Performance Buildings for Developing Economies Conference, April 24-25, Manila, Philippines, pp. 91-98.

Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C. (2012) Re-evaluating passive cooling techniques of traditional Malay houses in Malaysia. Proceedings – 4th International Network for Tropical Architecture Conference (INTA 2012), December 12-14, Singapore.

Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T. (2012) Reanalysing the ASHRAE RP-884 database to determine thermal comfort criteria for naturally ventilated buildings in hot-humid climate. Proceedings – 28th International PLEA Conference on Sustainable Architecture + Urban Design: Opportunities, Limits and Needs – Towards an Environmentally Responsible Architecture, PLEA 2012, November 7-9, Lima, Peru. (Best Paper Award)

Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T., Ahmad, M.H. (2012) Analysis of outdoor microclimatic factors influencing indoor thermal environment of traditional Malay houses in Malaysia. Proceedings of the 5th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC): The Role of Building Physics in Resolving Carbon Reduction Challenge and Promoting Human Health in Buildings, May 28-31, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 1347-1354.

Kubota, T., Sakamoto, K., Toe, D.H.C. (2012) The effects of thermal insulation and exhaust fan on indoor thermal environment in Malaysian terraced houses. Proceedings of the 5th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC): The Role of Building Physics in Resolving Carbon Reduction Challenge and Promoting Human Health in Buildings, May 28-31, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 1363-1368.

Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C. (2011) Local wisdom in Malaysian vernacular architecture: comparison of thermal environment between traditional and modern houses. Proceedings – The 12th International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Architecture (SENVAR): “Nusantara” (Local) Wisdom for the Better Future of Sustainable Architecture, November 10-11, Malang, Indonesia. (Keynote Paper)

Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T. (2011) A review of thermal comfort criteria for naturally ventilated buildings in hot-humid climate with reference to the adaptive model. PLEA 2011 – Architecture and Sustainable Development, Conference Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Vol. 1, July 13-15, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, pp. 457-462.

Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T. (2010) A review of adaptive model of thermal comfort for naturally ventilated buildings in hot-humid climate. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (ISAIA), Asian View: Order and Wisdom for the Future, November 9-12, Kitakyushu, Japan, pp. 906-909.

Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C. (2010) Passive cooling methods for modern houses in hot-humid climate of Malaysia with special focus on night ventilation technique. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Architectural Interchanges in Asia (ISAIA), Asian View: Order and Wisdom for the Future, November 9-12, Kitakyushu, Japan, pp. 971-976.

Kubota, T., Jeong, S., Toe, D.H.C., Ossen, D.R. (2010) Energy consumption and air-conditioning usage in residential buildings of Malaysia. Proceedings – 11th International Conference on Sustainable Environmental Architecture (SENVAR): Innovation, Technology and Design of Architecture in Changing Environment, October 14-16, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Chyee, D.T.H., Kubota, T. (2009) Analysis of night ventilation potential for residential buildings in hot-humid climate of Malaysia. PLEA 2009 – Architecture Energy and the Occupant’s Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, June 22-24, Quebec City, Canada, pp. 404-409.

Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C. (2008) Passive cooling of residential buildings in hot-humid climate of Malaysia: night ventilation technique. Proceedings – 9th International Seminar on Sustainable Environment & Architecture (SENVAR): Humanity + Technology, December 1-3, Shah Alam, Malaysia, pp. 153-162.

Non-Refereed Conference Papers

Yasufuku, S., Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T. (2014). Passive cooling strategies for partial air-conditioned conditions in urban houses of Malaysia. Proceedings of Annual Research Meeting 2013, Chugoku Chapter, AIJ, Vol. 37, March 1-2, Hiroshima, Japan, pp. 357-360. (in Japanese)

Sugiyama, S., Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T. (2014) Proposal of passive cooling strategies for energy-saving renovations of urban houses in Malaysia. Proceedings of Annual Research Meeting 2013, Chugoku Chapter, AIJ, Vol. 37, March 1-2, Hiroshima, Japan, pp. 361-364. (in Japanese)

Sugiyama, S., Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T. (2013) Effects of natural ventilation and thermal insulation on indoor thermal environment in urban houses of Malaysia: potential of passive cooling houses under the influence of urban heat islands in the tropics. Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting 2013, AIJ, Vol. D1, August 30-September 1, Hokkaido, Japan, pp. 527-528. (in Japanese)

Yasufuku, S., Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C. (2013) Effects of courtyards on indoor thermal environment in traditional Chinese shophouses in Malacca. Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting 2013, AIJ, Vol. D1, August 30-September 1, Hokkaido, Japan, pp. 529-530.

Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C. (2012) Cooling effects of courtyards in traditional Chinese shop houses in Malacca. Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting 2012, AIJ, Vol. D1, September 12-14, Tohoku, Japan, pp. 539-540.

Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T., Ahmad, M.H. (2012) An evaluation of the passive cooling strategies of traditional Malay houses in hot-humid climate of Malaysia. Proceedings of Annual Research Meeting 2011, Chugoku Chapter, AIJ, Vol. 35, March 3-4, Hiroshima, Japan, pp. 441-444.

Sakamoto, K., Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C. (2012) Numerical simulation of passive cooling techniques for residential buildings in hot-humid climate of Malaysia. Proceedings of Annual Research Meeting 2011, Chugoku Chapter, AIJ, Vol. 35, March 3-4, Hiroshima, Japan, pp. 445-448.

Sakamoto, K., Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C. (2011) Development of comprehensive passive cooling technique for terraced houses in hot-humid climate of Malaysia. Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting 2011, AIJ, Vol. D1, August 23-25, Tokyo, Japan. (in Japanese)

Jeong, S.W., Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C., Ossen, D.R. (2010) A survey of household energy consumption in Johor Bahru, Malaysia: energy saving strategies for reducing usage of air-conditioners in the tropics. Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting 2010, AIJ, Vol. D1, September 9-11, Toyama, Japan, pp. 675-676.

Kubota, T., Jeong, S., Toe, D.H.C., Ossen, D.R. (2010) Usage patterns of household appliances and energy-saving effects by reducing air-conditioning in residential buildings of Malaysia. Proceedings of the 41st Research Meeting (Spring), Japan Society of Civil Engineering, July 5-6, Nagoya, Japan.

Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C. (2009) Thermal comfort in naturally ventilated residential buildings in hot-humid climate of Malaysia: a comparison of thermal environment evaluation using ACS and SET*. Summaries of Technical Papers of Annual Meeting 2009, AIJ, Vol. D1, August 26-29, Tohoku, Japan, pp. 511-512.

Kubota, T., Toe, D.H.C., Ahmad, S., Ahmad, M.H. (2008) Night ventilation for Malaysian terraced houses: passive cooling methods for reducing air-conditioning in the tropics. Proceedings – 2nd Symposium of South East Asian Technical University Consortium (SEATUC), February 26-27, Bandung, Indonesia.

Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T., Ahmad, S., Ahmad, M.H. (2007) Assessment of thermal comfort in Malaysian terraced houses under night-ventilated condition. Proceedings – International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC), December 3-4, Penang, Malaysia.

Toe, D.H.C., Kubota, T., Ahmad, S., Ahmad, M.H. (2007) A field experiment on the cooling effect of night ventilation in Malaysian terraced houses. Proceedings – 3rd Post-Graduate Seminar: Theoretical & Preliminary Findings, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, September 3, Skudai, Malaysia, pp. 13-23. (Best Paper Award)