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Why the buildings with ventilation feel often too cold?
February 17, 2016

Why the buildings with ventilation feel often too cold?

There can be many reasons why buildings are often too cold. Here are some possible explanations:

  • Some buildings overcool air to reduce humidity.
  • Some Air-Conditioning systems do not work well under part load conditions
  • People think the air conditioning isn’t working if it’s not a little cold
  • Being able to make people feel cold in the summer is a sign of power and prestige
  • Men stuffed into heavy suits may control the thermostat
  • Energy is too cheap giving people little incentive to save on the air conditioning

Excerpt from the article “Are women feeling colder than men in air-conditioning buildings?” by Bjarne W. Olesen, REHVA Journal October 2015.