Dataset for "Thermal comfort in naturally ventilated dwellings in the central Mexican plateau"

We undertook in this research a thermal comfort study in the city of Toluca, Mexico, located at 2600m of altitude with an oceanic climate (Cwb in the Köppen climate classification, similar to London). It was applied to a sample of 28 households, and included surveys with regards to thermal comfort, health, energy consumption patterns, and behavioural adaptations. We also placed temperature and relative humidity sensors that recorded information every 5 minutes. The study took place from April 2018 to February 2019.

Keywords:
Thermal comfort, Mexico, adaptive, Predicted Mean Vote (PMV), Social Housing, Predicted Percentage Dissatisfied (PPD)
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Cite this dataset as:
Zepeda Gil, C., Natarajan, S., 2021. Dataset for "Thermal comfort in naturally ventilated dwellings in the central Mexican plateau". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00973.

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Data

Data_Mex_Temperature readings.csv
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Temperature data recorded from our sensors in all the houses included in our study

Data_Mex_ Relative … readings.csv
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Relative humidity data recorded from our sensors in all the houses included in our study

Thermal Comfort … Dataset_1.csv
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Data collected on our site visits from our study; to protect participant privacy, personal information (i.e., age, sex, and income) has been removed.

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Contributors

University of Bath
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Coverage

Collection date(s):

From 15 March 2018 to 10 February 2019

Geographical coverage:

Toluca, Mexico

Geospatial point:

Latitude 19.17° Longitude -99.39°

Documentation

Data collection method:

These datasets were created thanks to our volunteers who kindly agreed to participate in this study. We set relative humidity and temperature monitors in their homes for a period of 11 months. These monitors recorded data every five minutes. In addition, we visited the homes periodically to manually collect the data, as well as to apply thermal comfort surveys. A detailed explanation of how the data was collected can be found in the Methods section of the associated paper.

Technical details and requirements:

Measurements were taken using a DS18B20 temperature sensor and an RHT03 humidity sensor.

Additional information:

Temperatures are given in °C.

Documentation Files

README.txt
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Variables used in the dataset

Funders

Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)
https://doi.org/10.13039/501100003141

PhD Funding

Publication details

Publication date: 30 December 2021
by: University of Bath

Version: 1

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00973

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/973

Related papers and books

Zepeda-Gil, C. and Natarajan, S., 2021. Thermal comfort in naturally ventilated dwellings in the central Mexican plateau. Building and Environment, p.108713. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108713.

Contact information

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

Contact person: Carlos Zepeda Gil

Departments:

Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

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