A Model for Determining the Thermal Comfort of Fishermen’s Houses on Coasts with Humid Tropical Climate


  • Andi Ahmad Fauzan Bachtiar Hasanuddin University
  • Baharuddin Hamzah Hasanuddin University
  • Idawarni Asmal Hasanuddin University
  • Nurul Jamala Hasanuddin University


Certainty Facto, Expert Syste, GIS, Thermal Comfort


Fishermen’s houses on the coastal area of Dusun Karama Tengah, located at coordinates 119° 23’ 0” with 119° 23’ 9” BT, and 5° 13’ 28” LS with 5° 13’ 36” LS, with a humid tropical climate, has poor thermal comfort, and is not in the 22,8°C-27,1°C comfort category. Residents and house occupants feel stifled, hot, and uncomfortable during the day. Environmental factors, use of materials, construction, and the architecture of the fishing houses greatly contribute to the thermal comfort, apart from weather and climate factors. The aim of this research is to develop an innovative model for determining the thermal comfort of the fishermen’s homes. This research uses survey methods and observations of several factors that contribute to the thermal comfort during the day. It also uses expert system analysis techniques, certainty factors, based on Geographic Information System (GIS). A total of 107 fishermen’s housing units studied had poor thermal comfort, especially at 11:00-13:00 WITA or at 03:00-05.00 GMT. The poor thermal comfort of the fishermen’s houses is because they do not apply the principles of eco-building, green-architecture, and the lack of: facade, overhang, insulation, trees and parks, as well as the large use of low-density building projects in the form of zinc and triplex ceilings. This research has not taken into account the level of heat reduction of the house materials and the environment, so it is expected to be done in the upcoming research.


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How to Cite

Bachtiar, A. A. F., Baharuddin Hamzah, B. H., Asmal, I., & Jamala, N. (2024). A Model for Determining the Thermal Comfort of Fishermen’s Houses on Coasts with Humid Tropical Climate. Proceeding of the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research for Sustainable Innovation, 1(1), 431–440. Retrieved from https://proceeding.researchsynergypress.com/index.php/icmrsi/article/view/829