Veronika Foldvary, University of California
Toby Cheung, Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore
Hui Zhang, Garvan Institute Of Medical Research
Richard De Dear, University of Sydney
Thomas Parkinson, University of Sydney
Edward Arens, University of California
Chungyoon Chun, Yonsei University
Stefano Schiavon, University of California
Maohui Luo, University of California
Gail Brager, University of California
Peixian Li, University of British Columbia
Soazig Kaam, University of California
Michael Adebamowo, University of Lagos
Mary Andamon, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Francesco Babich, Loughborough University
Chiheb Bouden, Rue Bechir Salem Belkiria Campus University
Hana Bukovianska, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Christhina Candido, University of Sydney
Bingqiang Cao, University of Jinan
Salvatore Carlucci, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
David Cheong, University of Singapore
Joon-Ho Choi, University of Southern California
Malcolm Cook, Loughborough University
Paul Cropper, De Montfort University
Max Deuble, University of Sydney
Shahin Heidari, University of Tehran
Madhavi Indraganti, Qatar University
Quan Jin, Chalmers University of Technology
Hyojin Kim, The Catholic University of America
Jungsoo Kim, University of Sydney
Kyle Konis, University of Southern California
Manoj Singh, University of Tokyo
Alison Kwok, University of Oregon
Roberto Lamberts, Federal University of Santa Catarina
Dennis Loveday, Loughborough University
Jared Langevin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sanyogita Manu, CEPT University
Cornelia Moosmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Fergus Nicol, Oxford Brookes University
Ryozo Ooka, University of Tokyo
Nigel Oseland, Building Research Establishment
Lorenzo Pagliano, Politecnico di Milano
Dusan Petras, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Rajan Rawal, University of California
Ramona Romero, Autonomous University of Baja
Hom Rijal, Tokyo City University
Chandra Sekhar, National University of Singapore
Marcel Schweiker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Federico Tartarini, University of WollongongFollow
Shin Tanabe, Waseda University
Kwok Tham, National University of Singapore
Despoina Teli, University of Southampton
Jorn Toftum, Technical University of Denmark
Linda Toledo, De Montfort University
Kazuyo Tsuzuki, Chalmers University of Technology
Renata De Vecchi, Federal University of Santa Catarina
Andreas Wagner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Zhaojun Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology
Holger Wallbaum, Chalmers University of Technology
Lynda Webb, University of Edinburgh
Liu Yang, University of California
Yingxin Zhu, Tsinghua University
Yongchao Zhai, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
Yufeng Zhang, University of California
Xiang Zhou, Xinxiang Medical College



Publication Details

Licina, V. F., Cheung, T., Zhang, H., de Dear, R., Parkinson, T., Arens, E., Chun, C., Schiavon, S., Luo, M., Brager, G., Li, P., Kaam, S., Adebamowo, M. A., Andamon, M. M., Babich, F., Bouden, C., Bukovianska, H., Candido, C., Cao, B., Carlucci, S., Cheong, D. K. W., Choi, J., Cook, M., Cropper, P., Deuble, M., Heidari, S., Indraganti, M., Jin, Q., Kim, H., Kim, J., Konis, K., Singh, M. K., Kwok, A., Lamberts, R., Loveday, D., Langevin, J., Manu, S., Moosmann, C., Nicol, F., Ooka, R., Oseland, N. A., Pagliano, L., Petras, D., Rawal, R., Romero, R., Rijal, H. B., Sekhar, C., Schweiker, M., Tartarini, F., Tanabe, S., Tham, K. W., Teli, D., Toftum, J., Toledo, L., Tsuzuki, K., De Vecchi, R., Wagner, A., Wang, Z., Wallbaum, H., Webb, L., Yang, L., Zhu, Y., Zhai, Y., Zhang, Y. & Zhou, X. (2018). Development of the ASHRAE Global Thermal Comfort Database II. Building and Environment, 142 502-512.


Recognizing the value of open-source research databases in advancing the art and science of HVAC, in 2014 the ASHRAE Global Thermal Comfort Database II project was launched under the leadership of University of California at Berkeley's Center for the Built Environment and University of Sydney's Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Laboratory. The exercise began with a systematic collection and harmonization of raw data from the last two decades of thermal comfort field studies around the world. The ASHRAE Global Thermal Comfort Database II (Comfort Database), now an online, open-source database, includes approximately 81,846 complete sets of objective indoor climatic observations with accompanying "right-here-right-now" subjective evaluations by the building occupants who were exposed to them. The database is intended to support diverse inquiries about thermal comfort in field settings. A simple web-based interface to the database enables filtering on multiple criteria, including building typology, occupancy type, subjects' demographic variables, subjective thermal comfort states, indoor thermal environmental criteria, calculated comfort indices, environmental control criteria and outdoor meteorological information. Furthermore, a web-based interactive thermal comfort visualization tool has been developed that allows end-users to quickly and interactively explore the data.

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