Dataset for Thermal Comfort Survey in Hitsats Refugee Camp

Social and thermal comfort surveys were conducted in Hitsats refugee camp summer and winter 2019. The dataset contains information collected via spot measurements to collect environmental parameters data ( such as VA, WBGT, TA, RH, TG and TO). Moreover, the dataset contains information regarding personal parameters such as the Metabolic rate, Clo value, gender, weight and height information for each participant.

Thermal Comfort, Refugees Camps, Survey
Environmental planning

Cite this dataset as:
Kuchai, N., 2020. Dataset for Thermal Comfort Survey in Hitsats Refugee Camp. Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Hitsats-Ethiopia … Comfort
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This dataset contains 1,246 thermal comfort surveys conducted in Hitasts refugee camp in Ethiopia in summer and in winter



David Coley
University of Bath

Natalia Paszkiewicz
University of Bath

Sukumar Natarajan
Work Package Leader
University of Bath

Dima Albadra
University of Bath

University of Bath
Rights Holder


Collection date(s):

From 2 May 2019 to 12 December 2019


Data collection method:

The data was collected via a thermal comfort survey, including spot measurements of environmental parameters, the surveys were conducted directly in a Tigrinian language. The families were selected randomly. Given the range of backgrounds, intra-household dynamics, education and literacy levels, all surveys were administered through an interview. A repeated transverse survey method was used to collect the data. The thermal comfort scales were the standard 7-point ASHRAE thermal sensation scale and the 5-point thermal preference scale


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Healthy Housing for the Displaced

Publication details

Publication date: 8 December 2020
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Contact information

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

Contact person: Noorullah Kuchai


Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

Research Centres & Institutes
Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (dCarb)
Centre for Energy and the Design of Environments (EDEn)