Comfy* App from Building Robotics Helps Control Office Temperature

Comfy* App from Building Robotics Helps Control Office Temperature

Comfy* App from Building Robotics Helps Control Office Temperature

An environmental management solution empowers building occupants. Addressing Office Environment Management. All of us have seen it—a colleague using a space heater or blanket for warmth, while just a few feet away, you sit sweating with a fan on. Office environment temperatures are difficult to regulate and impacted by multiple factors, including the number of occupants, heat sources, windows, and... the amount of sunlight reaching those windows. As a result, many office environments are not well served by their existing heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, resulting in an inefficient use of energy, as well as increased operational costs from dealing with occupant complaints and lost productivity. Giving occupants control over the office environment increases comfort and satisfaction, as well as the efficiency of building heating and cooling systems. This may seem counterintuitive—but people are the best sensors for perceived comfort, an element that can be missing from systems available today, even with fully integrated temperature, humidity, and occupancy sensors. Often, occupant comfort is reached by doing less, not more, conditioning of air in a space.

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