An important environmental data in public spaces refers to temperature. Thermal comfort is a decisive factor for the well-being of the users of the space. Finally I decided to focus my final project on the subject of thermal comfort.
Human thermal comfort is defined as a condition of mind, which expresses satisfaction with the surrounding environment. High temperatures and humidity provide discomfort sensations and sometimes heat stress (i.e., reducing the body’s ability to cool itself). Moreover, discomfort and heat stress reduce productivity of workers and may lead to more serious health problems, especially for aged persons. In hot summer seasons of arid regions, high outdoor air temperatures due to intensive solar radiation and low relative humidity are present. Consequently, discomfort sensations and heat stress are expected. Therefore, persons should take care when they go outside in hot summer to protect their health from heat and/or sunstroke.
Develop a map of open data of thermal stress in public spaces that show environmental data and perception of thermal comfort of citizens. The municipal authorities can take specific measures in these places to protect residents from the health risks of heat stress. These measures can be revitalization interventions through shading elements in public spaces or other strategies.
This project is made by Ileana Ceron