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The Scales Project, a cross-national dataset on the interpretation of thermal perception scales

Schweiker, Marcel; Abdul-Zahra, Amar; Andr?, Ma?ra; Al-Atrash, Farah; Al-Khatri, Hanan; Alprianti, Rea Risky; Alsaad, Hayder; Amin, Rucha; Ampatzi, Eleni; Arsano, Alpha Yacob; Azadeh, Montazami; Azar, Elie; Bahareh, Bannazadeh; Batagarawa, Amina; Becker, Susanne; Buonocore, Carolina; Cao, Bin; Choi, Joon-Ho; Chun, Chungyoon; Daanen, Hein; Damiati, Siti Aisyah; Daniel, Lyrian; Vecchi, Renata De; Dhaka, Shivraj; Dom?nguez-Amarillo, Samuel; Dudkiewicz, Edyta; Edappilly, Lakshmi Prabha; Fern?ndez-Ag?era, Jesica; Folkerts, Mireille; Frijns, Arjan; Gaona, Gabriel; Garg, Vishal; Gauthier, Stephanie; Jabbari, Shahla Ghaffari; Harimi, Djamila; Hellwig, Runa T.; Huebner, Gesche M.; Jin, Quan; Jowkar, Mina; Kania, Renate; Kim, Jungsoo; King, Nelson; Kingma, Boris; Koerniawan, M. Donny; Kolarik, Jakub; Kumar, Shailendra; Kwok, Alison; Lamberts, Roberto; Laska, Marta; Lee, M. C. Jeffrey; Lee, Yoonhee; Lindermayr, Vanessa; Mahaki, Mohammadbagher; Marcel-Okafor, Udochukwu; Mar?n-Restrepo, Laura; Marq...

Authors

Marcel Schweiker

Amar Abdul-Zahra

Ma�ra Andr�

Farah Al-Atrash

Hanan Al-Khatri

Rea Risky Alprianti

Hayder Alsaad

Rucha Amin

Eleni Ampatzi

Alpha Yacob Arsano

Montazami Azadeh

Elie Azar

Bannazadeh Bahareh

Amina Batagarawa

Susanne Becker

Carolina Buonocore

Bin Cao

Joon-Ho Choi

Chungyoon Chun

Hein Daanen

Siti Aisyah Damiati

Lyrian Daniel

Renata De Vecchi

Shivraj Dhaka

Samuel Dom�nguez-Amarillo

Edyta Dudkiewicz

Lakshmi Prabha Edappilly

Jesica Fern�ndez-Ag�era

Mireille Folkerts

Arjan Frijns

Gabriel Gaona

Vishal Garg

Stephanie Gauthier

Shahla Ghaffari Jabbari

Djamila Harimi

Runa T. Hellwig

Gesche M. Huebner

Quan Jin

Renate Kania

Jungsoo Kim

Nelson King

Boris Kingma

M. Donny Koerniawan

Jakub Kolarik

Shailendra Kumar

Alison Kwok

Roberto Lamberts

Marta Laska

M. C. Jeffrey Lee

Yoonhee Lee

Vanessa Lindermayr

Mohammadbagher Mahaki

Udochukwu Marcel-Okafor

Laura Mar�n-Restrepo

Anna Marquardsen

Francesco Martellotta

Jyotirmay Mathur

Gr�inne McGill

Isabel Mino-Rodriguez

Di Mou

Bassam Moujalled

Mia Nakajima

Edward Ng

Marcellinus Okafor

Mark Olweny

Wanlu Ouyang

Ana Ligia Papst de Abreu

Alexis P�rez-Fargallo

Indrika Rajapaksha

Greici Ramos

Saif Rashid

Christoph F. Reinhart

Ma. Isabel Rivera

Mazyar Salmanzadeh

Karin Schakib-Ekbatan

Stefano Schiavon

Salman Shooshtarian

Masanori Shukuya

Veronica Soebarto

Suhendri

Mohammad Tahsildoost

Federico Tartarini

Despoina Teli

Priyam Tewari

Samar Thapa

Maureen Trebilcock

J�rg Trojan

Ruqayyatu B. Tukur

Conrad Voelker

Yeung Yam

Liu Yang

Gabriela Zapata-Lancaster

Yongchao Zhai

Yingxin Zhu

Zahra Sadat Zomorodian



Abstract

Thermal discomfort is one of the main triggers for occupants’ interactions with components of the built environment such as adjustments of thermostats and/or opening windows and strongly related to the energy use in buildings. Understanding causes for thermal (dis-)comfort is crucial for design and operation of any type of building. The assessment of human thermal perception through rating scales, for example in post-occupancy studies, has been applied for several decades; however, long-existing assumptions related to these rating scales had been questioned by several researchers. The aim of this study was to gain deeper knowledge on contextual influences on the interpretation of thermal perception scales and their verbal anchors by survey participants. A questionnaire was designed and consequently applied in 21 language versions. These surveys were conducted in 57 cities in 30 countries resulting in a dataset containing responses from 8225 participants. The database offers potential for further analysis in the areas of building design and operation, psycho-physical relationships between human perception and the built environment, and linguistic analyses.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 16, 2019
Online Publication Date Nov 26, 2019
Publication Date 2019-12
Deposit Date Sep 29, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jun 27, 2023
Journal Scientific Data
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 1
Article Number 289
DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0272-6
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2925964

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