A dataset for climate change and Indigenous housing performance in Australia

Published: 23 August 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/3dv7t7kdcd.1


This dataset accompanies a recently published article that investigated the impacts of climate change on remote and regional Indigenous housing in Australia. This dataset contains annual energy data and hourly internal temperature of six architectural models under current and future climates. The dataset is provided in this article as supplementary files. This original dataset was generated with a whole building simulation approach and can provide insights on the thermal behaviour of current remote and regional Indigenous building stock in regard to global warming and climate resilience.


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The modelling assumptions were based on field studies and supplemented by data from: 1) previous investigation that audited over 7500 Indigenous houses across the different climate zones, 2) interviews with architects involved in the design and construction of Indigenous housing, and 3) standard values indicated by the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) guidelines. This dataset includes an Excel file for each analysed location (Alice Springs, Moree, Borroloola), provided as supplementary data. Each file includes results for all the scenarios considered, divided into two spreadsheets: the first contains yearly results, and the second hourly indoor temperatures. Further, an initial table that identifies the scenarios is added. Table 1 shows an example of how the scenarios are identified and labelled in the dataset. Each column represents a variable that describes the scenario (refer to section “Experimental design, materials and methods”), in particular: • Climate refers to the type of climate that characterises the location • Construction refers to the building geometry and thermal characteristics of the envelope • Weather file refers to the current TMY (typical meteorological year) or future climate projection based on IPCC • Occupancy density is the number of occupants considered • HVAC or natural ventilation is the type of mechanical system and window opening behaviour


University of Sydney


Architectural Engineering