Temperature and Wellbeing (temperature devices)

Indoor temperature is known to contribute to wellbeing and health outcomes, and so is included as an indicator of housing quality in both national and WHO housing standards. In this project, we’re installing indoor thermometers in homes across our different public housing partners, and measuring how much time people spend with different indoor temperatures. We will then look at how those temperature are related to different aspects and concepts of wellbeing, including Māori concepts of wellbeing.

Temperature information collected will also be used in projects on housing quality, and on energy use.

Project lead Nevil Pierse

For further information please email sustainablecities@otago.ac.nz