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The colours of comfort: From thermal sensation to person-centric thermal zones for adaptive building strategies

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The colours of comfort : From thermal sensation to person-centric thermal zones for adaptive building strategies. / Gauthier, Stephanie; Bourikas, Leonidas; Al‐Atrash, Farah; Bae, Chihye; Chun, Chungyoon; de Dear, Richard; Hellwig, Runa T.; Kim, Jungsoo; Kwon, Suhyun; Mora, Rodrigo; Pandya, Himani; Rawal, Rajan; Tartarini, Federico; Upadhyay, Rohit; Wagner, Andreas.

In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 216, 109936, 01.06.2020.

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Gauthier, S, Bourikas, L, Al‐Atrash, F, Bae, C, Chun, C, de Dear, R, Hellwig, RT, Kim, J, Kwon, S, Mora, R, Pandya, H, Rawal, R, Tartarini, F, Upadhyay, R & Wagner, A 2020, 'The colours of comfort: From thermal sensation to person-centric thermal zones for adaptive building strategies', Energy and Buildings, vol. 216, 109936. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.109936

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Gauthier, S., Bourikas, L., Al‐Atrash, F., Bae, C., Chun, C., de Dear, R., Hellwig, R. T., Kim, J., Kwon, S., Mora, R., Pandya, H., Rawal, R., Tartarini, F., Upadhyay, R., & Wagner, A. (2020). The colours of comfort: From thermal sensation to person-centric thermal zones for adaptive building strategies. Energy and Buildings, 216, [109936]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.109936

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Gauthier, Stephanie ; Bourikas, Leonidas ; Al‐Atrash, Farah ; Bae, Chihye ; Chun, Chungyoon ; de Dear, Richard ; Hellwig, Runa T. ; Kim, Jungsoo ; Kwon, Suhyun ; Mora, Rodrigo ; Pandya, Himani ; Rawal, Rajan ; Tartarini, Federico ; Upadhyay, Rohit ; Wagner, Andreas. / The colours of comfort : From thermal sensation to person-centric thermal zones for adaptive building strategies. In: Energy and Buildings. 2020 ; Vol. 216.

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title = "The colours of comfort: From thermal sensation to person-centric thermal zones for adaptive building strategies",
abstract = "Thermal comfort research has been traditionally based on cross-sectional studies and spatial aggregation of individual surveys at building level. This research design is susceptible to compositional effects and may lead to error in identifying predictors to thermal comfort indices, in particular in relation to adaptive mechanisms. A relationship between comfort and different predictors can be true at an individual level but not evident at the building level. In addition, cross-sectional studies overlook temporal changes in individual thermal perception due to contextual factors. To address these limitations, this study applied a longitudinal research design over 8 to 21 months in eight buildings located in six countries around the world. The dataset comprises of 5,567 individual thermal comfort surveys from 258 participants. The analysis aggregated survey responses at participant level and clustered participants according to their thermal sensation votes (TSV). Four TSV clusters were introduced, representing four different thermal sensation traits. Further analysis reviewed the probability of cluster membership in relation to demographic characteristics and behavioural adaptation. Finally, the analysis at individual level enabled the introduction of a new metric, the thermal zone (Zt), which in this study ranges from 21.5°C to 26.6°C. The thermal sensation traits and person-centric thermal zone (Zt) are a first step into the development of new metrics incorporating individual perceived comfort into dynamic building controls for adaptive buildings.",
keywords = "Adaptive thermal comfort, Clustering, Individual comfort profiles, Person-centric thermal zones, Adaptive building strategies",
author = "Stephanie Gauthier and Leonidas Bourikas and Farah Al‐Atrash and Chihye Bae and Chungyoon Chun and {de Dear}, Richard and Hellwig, {Runa T.} and Jungsoo Kim and Suhyun Kwon and Rodrigo Mora and Himani Pandya and Rajan Rawal and Federico Tartarini and Rohit Upadhyay and Andreas Wagner",
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AU - Gauthier, Stephanie

AU - Bourikas, Leonidas

AU - Al‐Atrash, Farah

AU - Bae, Chihye

AU - Chun, Chungyoon

AU - de Dear, Richard

AU - Hellwig, Runa T.

AU - Kim, Jungsoo

AU - Kwon, Suhyun

AU - Mora, Rodrigo

AU - Pandya, Himani

AU - Rawal, Rajan

AU - Tartarini, Federico

AU - Upadhyay, Rohit

AU - Wagner, Andreas

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PY - 2020/6/1

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N2 - Thermal comfort research has been traditionally based on cross-sectional studies and spatial aggregation of individual surveys at building level. This research design is susceptible to compositional effects and may lead to error in identifying predictors to thermal comfort indices, in particular in relation to adaptive mechanisms. A relationship between comfort and different predictors can be true at an individual level but not evident at the building level. In addition, cross-sectional studies overlook temporal changes in individual thermal perception due to contextual factors. To address these limitations, this study applied a longitudinal research design over 8 to 21 months in eight buildings located in six countries around the world. The dataset comprises of 5,567 individual thermal comfort surveys from 258 participants. The analysis aggregated survey responses at participant level and clustered participants according to their thermal sensation votes (TSV). Four TSV clusters were introduced, representing four different thermal sensation traits. Further analysis reviewed the probability of cluster membership in relation to demographic characteristics and behavioural adaptation. Finally, the analysis at individual level enabled the introduction of a new metric, the thermal zone (Zt), which in this study ranges from 21.5°C to 26.6°C. The thermal sensation traits and person-centric thermal zone (Zt) are a first step into the development of new metrics incorporating individual perceived comfort into dynamic building controls for adaptive buildings.

AB - Thermal comfort research has been traditionally based on cross-sectional studies and spatial aggregation of individual surveys at building level. This research design is susceptible to compositional effects and may lead to error in identifying predictors to thermal comfort indices, in particular in relation to adaptive mechanisms. A relationship between comfort and different predictors can be true at an individual level but not evident at the building level. In addition, cross-sectional studies overlook temporal changes in individual thermal perception due to contextual factors. To address these limitations, this study applied a longitudinal research design over 8 to 21 months in eight buildings located in six countries around the world. The dataset comprises of 5,567 individual thermal comfort surveys from 258 participants. The analysis aggregated survey responses at participant level and clustered participants according to their thermal sensation votes (TSV). Four TSV clusters were introduced, representing four different thermal sensation traits. Further analysis reviewed the probability of cluster membership in relation to demographic characteristics and behavioural adaptation. Finally, the analysis at individual level enabled the introduction of a new metric, the thermal zone (Zt), which in this study ranges from 21.5°C to 26.6°C. The thermal sensation traits and person-centric thermal zone (Zt) are a first step into the development of new metrics incorporating individual perceived comfort into dynamic building controls for adaptive buildings.

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KW - Clustering

KW - Individual comfort profiles

KW - Person-centric thermal zones

KW - Adaptive building strategies

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