Development of the ASHRAE Global Thermal Comfort Database II
Journal article, 2018

Recognizing the value of open-source research databases in advancing the art and science of HVAC, in 2014 the ASHRAE Global Thermal Comfort Database II project was launched under the leadership of University of California at Berkeley's Center for the Built Environment and The University of Sydney's Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Laboratory. The exercise began with a systematic collection and harmonization of raw data from the last two decades of thermal comfort field studies around the world. The ASHRAE Global Thermal Comfort Database II (Comfort Database), now an online, open-source database, includes approximately 81,846 complete sets of objective indoor climatic observations with accompanying “right-here-right-now” subjective evaluations by the building occupants who were exposed to them. The database is intended to support diverse inquiries about thermal comfort in field settings. A simple web-based interface to the database enables filtering on multiple criteria, including building typology, occupancy type, subjects' demographic variables, subjective thermal comfort states, indoor thermal environmental criteria, calculated comfort indices, environmental control criteria and outdoor meteorological information. Furthermore, a web-based interactive thermal comfort visualization tool has been developed that allows end-users to quickly and interactively explore the data.

Thermal comfort

Data repository

Visualization tool

Field study

Author

Veronika Földváry Ličina

University of California

Toby Cheung

Berkeley Education Alliance for Research, Singapore

Hui Zhang

University of California

Richard de Dear

The University of Sydney

Thomas Parkinson

The University of Sydney

Edward Arens

University of California

Chungyoon Chun

Yonsei University

Stefano Schiavon

University of California

Maohui Luo

University of California

Gail Brager

University of California

Peixian Li

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Soazig Kaam

University of California

Michael A. Adebamowo

University of Lagos

Mary Myla Andamon

RMIT University

Francesco Babich

Loughborough University

Chiheb Bouden

Université de Tunis El Manar

Hana Bukovianska

Slovak University of Technology Bratislava

Christhina Candido

The University of Sydney

Bin Cao

Tsinghua University

Salvatore Carlucci

Technical University of Norway

David K.W. Cheong

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Joon Ho Choi

University of Southern California

Malcolm Cook

Loughborough University

Paul Cropper

De Montfort University

Max Deuble

The University of Sydney

Shahin Heidari

University of Tehran

Madhavi Indraganti

Qatar University

Quan Jin

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Hyojin Kim

Catholic University of America

Jungsoo Kim

The University of Sydney

Kyle Konis

University of Southern California

Manoj K. Singh

University of Tokyo

Alison Kwok

University of Oregon

Roberto Lamberts

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Dennis Loveday

Loughborough University

Jared Langevin

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Sanyogita Manu

CEPT University

Cornelia Moosmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Fergus Nicol

Oxford Brookes University

Ryozo Ooka

University of Tokyo

Nigel A. Oseland

Building Research Establishment

Lorenzo Pagliano

Polytechnic University of Milan

D. Petras

Slovak University of Technology Bratislava

Rajan Rawal

CEPT University

Ramona Romero

Universidad Autonoma de Baja California

Hom Bahadur Rijal

Tokyo City University

Chandra Sekhar

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Marcel Schweiker

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Federico Tartarini

University of Wollongong

Shin ichi Tanabe

Waseda University

Kwok Wai Tham

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Despoina Teli

University of Southampton

Jorn Toftum

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Linda Toledo

De Montfort University

Kazuyo Tsuzuki

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Renata De Vecchi

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Andreas Wagner

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Zhaojun Wang

Harbin Institute of Technology

Holger Wallbaum

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Lynda Webb

University of Edinburgh

Liu Yang

Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology

Yingxin Zhu

Tsinghua University

Yongchao Zhai

Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology

Yufeng Zhang

South China University of Technology

Xiang Zhou

Tongji University

Building and Environment

0360-1323 (ISSN)

Vol. 142 502-512

Subject Categories

Media and Communication Technology

Information Studies

Media Engineering

DOI

10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.06.022

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12/10/2018