Entrance Lobby Temperatures

by John A. Herbert

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As the hot summer pounds on our cities, increasing temperatures drive up Air Conditioning energy consumption and costs, but we can use the power of human physiology to help lower building energy costs.

People entering an air conditioned space from outsdoors will immediately FEEL cool where the entrance lobby temperature is a few degrees Celsius BELOW the outdoor temperature, so set the lobby temperature accordingly, you don’t need to set it to 20 deg C.

It works because people don’t compare the temperature to their office temperature, but against the higher outdoor temperature and humidity just experienced. It is a well known phenomena use it for your advantage.

About John A. Herbert, REA, energy consultant, BEAM Pro

John is director of energyLAB energy consultants firm, he has with more than 30 years engineering experience gained across three continents. He is Registered Energy Assessor, a member of HKAEE. Read his blog at http://www.johnherbert.hk
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