Upper highland regions are generally cool areaswhich is caused by their high altitude of over 2000m above sea level, with night tempatatures dropping to about 80 C. This poses a potential human thermal comfort problems to the inhabitants of these regions. Architects disigning for these areas should therefore ensure that their buildings are thermally comfortable, for the sake of the users.
This study has its main aim of investigating the thermal performance of institution buildings in upper highland climate as well as establish design principles to be adopted in these areas.
The objectives are: to investigate principles of design in Upper highland climate, with regard to thermal comfort, to investigate and examine thermal performance of selected institution buildings in Molo town, to generate recommendable design strategies for buildings in upper highland climate with regard to achieving thermal comfort.
Using specific cases in the study area, data will be collected an