Top Notch HVAC in Office Buildings would help the environment

Not too long ago, I was walking around my floor in the office building at work, and every single Person was either wearing a jacket, wearing a sweater, wrapped up in a blanket, or running a little portable heater.

That is absolutely crazy! Why don’t they just turn the thermostat hotter? I think this is a question for the age.

I have never worked in an office building that had the HVAC settings set just perfectly. Someone is always hot, and someone is always cold. Although in this case, on this particular day, there was no one who was not using some sort of heater. I, personally, had my little portable heater plugged in. I keep a sweater hanging on the back of my door, but I just didn’t feel like wearing that, so I used my heater instead. Anyway, as I walked around and saw people battling the cold as if they were outside, it occurred to me that if we simply could figure out how to get top-notch HVAC in all the office buildings in the country, we would have no more problem with the environment. That might be a stretch of the imagination, but you must admit that having an air conditioning blowing and little heaters blowing at the same time all throughout the building is a terrible waste of energy. We are always worried about saving the environment, having a smaller carbon footprint, taking mass transit instead of driving, Etc, and yet here we all are working in buildings that are freezing cold for no apparent reason. I really am going to have a talk with our operations director to see if there is something we can do about the heating and cooling situation so that I don’t feel so guilty about killing the planet every day while I’m working.


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