Dataset for "Evaluating the suitability of standard thermal comfort approaches for hospital patients in air-conditioned environments in hot climates"

This research aims to examine the suitability of classical thermal comfort approaches for hospital patients. For that purpose, the data was gathered in three phases in May, June, and July 2017 at the International Medical Centre (IMC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which was selected as an example of a best-practice hospital. Environmental monitoring for a week of each month in the summer season was undertaken to assess thermal environmental parameters. This was supported by simultaneous comfort surveys of the sample patients.

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Alotaibi, B., 2019. Dataset for "Evaluating the suitability of standard thermal comfort approaches for hospital patients in air-conditioned environments in hot climates". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00678.

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Thermal_comfort_data_IMC.xlsx
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Creators

Badr Alotaibi
University of Bath

Contributors

Stephen Lo
Supervisor
University of Bath

David Coley
Editor
University of Bath

University of Bath
Rights Holder

Coverage

Collection date(s):

From May 2017 to July 2017

Geographical coverage:

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Documentation

Data collection method:

The used methodology is objective measurements and patients' surveys simultaneously. Objective measurements: Indoor air temperature (Ta), mean radiant temperature (Tr), air velocity (V), and relative humidity (Rh), along with estimations of patients’ metabolic rates (met) and notes about clothing insulation (clo), were recorded. Surveys: The survey consists of several questions; thermal sensation votes, health scale, parts of day, and demographics.

Technical details and requirements:

Swema equipment was used to measure the indoor environment parameters. Data was stored in Excel and R was used to analyse the data.

Funders

Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau, UK

Publication details

Publication date: 11 September 2019
by: University of Bath

Version: 1

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00678

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/678

Related articles

Alotaibi, B. S., Lo, S., Southwood, E. and Coley, D., 2020. Evaluating the suitability of standard thermal comfort approaches for hospital patients in air-conditioned environments in hot climates. Building and Environment, 169, p.106561. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106561.