Dataset for "Combined multi-attribute inpatient thermal comfort requirements in hospitals: A designer's assessment method"

Hospital Environmental Appraisal for Thermal-comfort (HEAT) is an evidence-based design tool created based on 52 pieces of research evidence that seeks to enhance decision-making related to patient thermal comfort (PTC) issues in inpatient wards. The framework of the tool is based on eight essential design domains that are; design flexibility, coordination, thermal adaptation, temperature ranges, activity level, external shading, building monitoring and airstream. Eight non-technical statements are driven from design domains to address common PTC issues. Hence, each statement provides a list of design recommendations to inform a variety of solutions that would be considered at several design phases.

Subjects:
Civil engineering and built environment
Design

Cite this dataset as:
Alotaibi, B., 2021. Dataset for "Combined multi-attribute inpatient thermal comfort requirements in hospitals: A designer's assessment method". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00934.

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Data

HEAT (final).xlsx
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet (80kB)
Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0

The tool (written as a manuscript) is published in the Journal of Building Engineering.

Creators

Badr Alotaibi
University of Bath

Contributors

Ricardo Codinhoto
Supervisor
University of Bath

Dima Albadra
Contributor
University of Bath

Stephen Lo
Supervisor
University of Bath

University of Bath
Rights Holder

Documentation

Data collection method:

The evidence-based design combined with Design Science Research (DSR) was used to develop the tool. Specifically, a systematic literature review and double validation approach through semi-structured interviews and online surveys were conducted with healthcare designers.

Technical details and requirements:

The tool was completely developed on Micrsoft Excel.

Additional information:

The tool spreadsheet is straightforward. 'Read me' sheet introduces sufficient information on how the tool can be used by healthcare designers.

Documentation Files

HEAT (final).docx
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document (504kB)
Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0

Instructions for using HEAT.

Funders

Saudi Arabia Cultural Bureau in London (SACB)

Grant
NJU162

Publication details

Publication date: 28 July 2021
by: University of Bath

Version: 1

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00934

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/934

Related papers and books

Alotaibi, B. S., Codinhoto, R., Albadra, D. and Lo, S., 2021. Combined multi-attribute inpatient thermal comfort requirements in hospitals: A designer's assessment method. Journal of Building Engineering, 42, p.103039. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.103039.

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Badr Alotaibi

Departments:

Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

Research Centres & Institutes
Centre for Energy and the Design of Environments (EDEn)