Thermal comfort

Thermal comfort

The US industrial sector uses more than one-third of all the energy consumed throughout the country, most of which comes from natural gas and petroleum.[1][2] Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems account for between 40 percent and 60 percent of this energy use in the commercial sector,[3] making it the largest business energy drain.[4] In fact, heating and cooling energy use can account for over 30 percent of a business’ typical operating budget, while adding 20 percent to America’s total greenhouse gas emissions.[5]

Burning fossil fuels like natural gas and petroleum creates several environmentally harmful gasses, including carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the most predominant greenhouse gas; methane (CH4), a less common but more potent greenhouse gas; nitrogen oxides (NOx), which contribute to smog and acid rain; and sulfur dioxide (SO2), which has been linked to several respiratory problems as well as acid rain.[6] Additional downsides to developing petroleum and natural gas include disruption of land and ocean habitats, oil spills which can kill wildlife, and pollution of water supplies.[7]

Studies done by the National Institute of Standards and Technology have shown that improvements in windows and insulation are very cost effective, providing potential reductions in heat loss greater than 50 percent, reducing energy use by the same amount, and increasing comfort levels significantly.[8] Improved thermal comfort can also reduce costs by increasing employee efficiency, in some cases as much as 3.5 percent.[9]

Questions to get you started...

  1. Do you own or lease the office space? Do you pay for energy or does your landlord handle the bill?
  2. What is the total annual energy bill?
  3. How is temperature controlled? By individual thermostats or by entire floors?
  4. Are programmable thermostats installed to control heating and cooling systems?
  5. Have you checked your building for air leaks around windows and doors? Are draft stoppers in place?
  6. What is the total area of office space?
  7. Can you upgrade your windows with double-pane options or window films?
  8. Have you established an energy management system to track energy use and reduce energy costs? Do you regularly tune-up your HVAC system?

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Comments

05/09/2009
11:02am
LTsecurity

We are now using the Comfort First Filtered Diffuser. It works great. It eliminates drafts and filters the air. We no longer have the I'm to hot, I'm to cold complaints. You can check out their website http://comfortfirst.us/comfortfirst.htm
Thanks

05/12/2009
12:46pm
La_Cherrie

holy shiznitzz

05/14/2009
2:59pm
La_Cherrie

i think i like jaime
but idk

05/14/2009
3:00pm
La_Cherrie

i knoo it's OMG MOMENT!!!!!

05/14/2009
3:04pm
La_Cherrie

I THINK IT'S CUZ H3 RAPEZ ME 2 MUCH AND WE SPEND 2 MUCH TIME 2GETHER

05/14/2009
3:05pm
Fishy

is jaime the kid who suposivdly raped you cause i knew u liked him. ur alwys blushing wen ever i seee you with him. but i think hesw a jackass idk he hardly knows me. but he was kinda rude to me. omg u like him!

05/14/2009
3:10pm
La_Cherrie

YEAA BUT I MEET HIM THEN I SPENT 2 MUCH TIME WIT HIM AND THEN I STARTED 2 LIKE HIM AND NOW I SPEND MORE TIME WIT HIM AND HE HARRASES ME BUT I THINK IMA INVITE HIM 2 DA MOVIES WHEN ME DENISE TIER CALOB AND HAT JACKER GO NEXT SATURDAY BUT I STILL DON'T KNOW

05/14/2009
3:18pm
Fishy

tell wat happens at the movies if he goes but he has to go i mean u both r white mexicanos show some love... tell me everything he does to u

05/14/2009
3:22pm
La_Cherrie

wow ur crazy don't worry though i'll tell you everything maybe you can c everything if ur mom let's u come but we r going 2 be out till 10 or 11 but ask ur mom and im not a mexicano ima mexicana!!!!! lol but if u don't go ill still tell u every thing don't worry but im excited *<:)

05/14/2009
3:29pm
Fishy

so u really got rid of possum boy didn't u huh thats to bad wait a minute its not to bad because he would of never liked u anyway u had no chance with u white bitch ha ha ha cant believe u tried to steel my man at the begining of the skool year wen i liked him. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . u suck wite bitch

05/14/2009
3:32pm
La_Cherrie

well i don't like him nemore and im not wite u fucker and it was ur fault i ever liked him if u never pointed him out 2 me i would never have likied him well i would have after a while when i knew he existed if you did not point him out 2 me i would not have known he existed so hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahah it's all ur fault!!!!!!!

05/14/2009
3:36pm
La_Cherrie

bsbides i told u i did not like him nemore y did u not blive me??

05/14/2009
3:37pm
Fishy

its not my fault cause if u would have liked him after a while you would have liked him anyway so look whos guilty now wite bitch yes u r wite but a some mexican is in u........ NOT U A BITCH FOREVER WITE BICH. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHEHEHHEHEEHHEHEHEH HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHHREHEEHEHEHEHHEHHRHEHRHEHRHHEHRHERHBEHERHHEREHHHAZHAH HEHAHrajegehrajeghdiklhvuzsdhgjsdnfugsfdhj , bjkjlashfewaufhhjsdhewqfbm,dcayukjfgasefmhgaer aehe dzbnjbdhv braws e seh ldg

05/14/2009
3:39pm
La_Cherrie

yea but it would have taken me a while and it would have spared him sum time 2 run 4m me so nkdsnfjndsjkfzn,kuzbdnjkdxb fhdjxnzkjvbndjxcknv m,dzxnbsfjksdbvrghjebvc jxzkbfkjsnvfkl vklxznckendskicnebfjbfjudbfjbdsjkghdksmnvkidfhjikvdsmklesfnmklNFKLDFAXNBFJKDA.N'OLNDFOCV
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05/14/2009
3:42pm
Fishy

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05/14/2009
3:42pm
La_Cherrie

SOO SO O SO O SO O SO O SO O SO O!!!!!!

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