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Too Hot? Too Cold? Just Right

One of the most common issues that energy specialists Jane Stewart and Morris Trimmer encounter during their rounds of campus are complaints that a particular office space is either too hot or too cold.

“Oftentimes, the person experiencing this issue will assume this is due to energy saving initiatives when, in fact, something is broken,” said Stewart. “We often discover an issue like this purely by change.”

The goal of the energy program, Stewart said, is not to cause discomfort but to have spaces be comfortable when they are in use. “In fact,” said Stewart, ” the temperature set point range with which we are working is more flexible than it was before we started the program.”

The bottom line? If you believe the temperature in your space is unreasonable, submit a work order.