CREDS buildings & energy theme co-investigator, Gesche Huebner, has produced a special collection of papers for Nature Scientific Data on occupant behaviour in buildings.
This is believed to be the first open collection of data on occupant behaviour in buildings structured following the same data ontology.
Gesche led the introductory comment that discussed how sharing data can help researchers build on the work of others, bring about greater analysis power by combining multiple data sets, and perform meta analyses. However, when it comes to studies on building occupant’s energy use there are many barriers. Some lie in the data protection or agreements with industrial partners. Other issues are founded by the wide variety of methods and data ontologies used.
Gesche also co-authored one of the papers in the Special Collection, The Scales Project, a cross-national dataset on the interpretation of thermal perception scales.
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