Project title: Ground Based Thermal Comfort Analysis of RMIT University City Campus Hotspots
Project aim: To provide an understanding of thermal comfort of ground level (outside) local hot spots across the RMIT City campus and make recommendations to improve thermal comfort of users. The study will include identifying the thermal comfort levels of individuals in key areas on campus and a review of historical climate data recorded by environmental organisations to review and analyse changes to climate over time. Apparent Temperature, Standard Predicted Mean Vote, Physiologically Equivalent Temperature will be analysed to identify the thermal comfort levels of individuals in the ares of interest.
Industry partner: RMIT University Property Service Group
RMIT Property Services Group (PSG) is responsible for managing the University’s portfolio of properties, valued at $1 billion and encompassing 131 buildings across all of RMIT’s campuses and sites. The University’s land holding is 75.4 ha (186.3175 acres). Part of the Resources portfolio and based on the City campus, Property Services is responsible for operating, maintaining and enhancing all RMIT-owned buildings across RMIT’s onshore campuses (City, Bundoora and Brunswick). Property Services is focused on providing quality and sustainable built environments to support all of RMIT University’s activities.