#1 By: Paul Fleming, February 24th, 2014 08:56
I often find windows open in Queens (either first or second floor) at the front of the building. See above image from last Friday.
I assume that people open them because they are too hot.
@carlholland Do we know what temperature the Building Energy Management system records for these area? Is there any evidence of over heating during the day?
#2 By: Paul Fleming, February 27th, 2014 04:40
This morning Thursday 27th (a relatively cold morning) there were two windows open in the Queens building, second floor circulation area above the main entrance. Someone must have felt very hot to open two windows.
#3 By: Paul Fleming, March 6th, 2014 08:59
Does anyone have any idea why so many windows were open this morning?
#4 By: Richard Snape, March 6th, 2014 10:22
I expect people have opened them because they're too hot. I suspect there is a clue to the root cause here. @DMU_Energy explains that the concourse is now classed as an occupied room due to the refurb and will be heated to 21 deg C. That's pretty hot for a public circulation area in anyone's book and may provide the incentive for people to open the windows with the associated waste.
#5 By: Linda Toledo, March 10th, 2014 08:09
I would consider patterns of cleaning Queens building: might it be that the cleaning staff have washed the floor and have opened the windows to circulate more rapidly air to dry it out? (therefore minimizing the risks of injuries)
#6 By: Richard Snape, March 10th, 2014 11:12
Possibly - although they were open in the morning and shut when I left which would be the opposite of the cleaners' pattern. The big window at the top was open as I left - I can't see how to get to it. The little windows were shut.
#7 By: Graeme Stuart, March 10th, 2014 13:20
Is there any way we can test this? The increase in temperature will cause an increase in consumption which is arguably necessary due to the reclassification of the space. However, if the windows are being opened because occupants are too warm then it seems there is a case for dropping the temperature setting.
I will try to get a HOBO set up to monitor the temperature in the space.