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Bedroom air temperatures

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posted on 2018-03-19, 14:08 authored by E.J. Klok
During hot summer days and heat waves, bedrooms can become warm and uncomfortable, affecting the sleep quality. This dataset presents bedroom air temperatures, bedroom window positions and important bedroom characteristics (floor, orientation and roof material) to investigate factors that promote cool bedrooms.

The dataset presents air temperatures measured in 20 bedrooms of terraced houses in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, during an extremely hot summer week in 2016.

The datasets also presents outdoor temperatures measured over the same time period. The dataset includes time series of the window position of the bedroom windows (open, half-open, closed) to investigate the effect of the window position on the bedroom temperature.

The air temperature measurements were carried out with Ibuttons, recording air temperatures with a time interval of 10 minutes. The measurement accuracy of an IButton is 0.5 ° C.

In each bedroom, two IButtons were placed, often on bedside tables in the shade, and in bedrooms on the first floor. In most cases this is the top floor of the houses, except for two bedrooms which were on the mezzanine floor. Bedrooms were orientated to the southeast or northwest. The roofing material was bitumen/EPDM, gravel or green.

Two IButtons measured the outdoor temperature. These were placed outside in the shade: one in the front yard and one in the back yard of one of the terraced houses.

All IButtons registered air temperatures between Tuesday, August 22nd, 2016 and Sunday August 28th, 2016.

Each hour, the homeowners recorded whether the bedroom window was closed, half-open or open.


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