#1 By: Graeme Stuart, January 28th, 2014 09:30
This is the Queen Building heating over the last few days. It looks like the heating was on constantly for three days (even overnight).
It seems the control has returned to normal. I wonder what happened?
I know the Queens building is often cold in the mornings (especially Monday mornings) but surely heating overnight and all weekend is not necessary?
Does anyone have any comfort issues in the Queens building? It would be useful to collect some reliable information on this.
#2 By: Richard Snape, February 12th, 2014 05:36
I find my office becomes too hot fairly quickly (1.11)
I am also interested in where the new fan heaters show up in the stats. I presume they will introduce a new small but fairly constant electrical load - if so it doesn't seem significant. I would say that I am amazed they were installed. They are ugly, noisy, don't seem to achieve very much and seem to be at odds with our green policies. Are they controlled by a central BMS? Or just locally on a thermostat?
#3 By: Graeme Stuart, February 12th, 2014 06:07
Excellent question. Perhaps @carlholland can tell us about how they are controlled?
#4 By: Carl, February 12th, 2014 06:45
Are you referring to the heaters installed above the entrance door? Apparently, they are controlled by the BMS.
#5 By: Richard Snape, February 21st, 2014 05:06
I am / was. It's good to know that they're under some kind of control. They seemed to be on an awful lot - but maybe it was quite cold in the main body of the building.
#6 By: PWE, February 21st, 2014 09:42
The over door heaters will run continuously when the building is occupied. They have two speeds, which respond to local thermostats. They are set to run at speed 2 to achieve a temperature of 20, then will drop to speed 1 unitl the temperature is below 19 degrees. Since the creation of the breakout spaces the Queens concourse is now classed as a room, rather than a corridor, which means it will be heated to 21 degrees in periods of occupancy.