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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Too Hot/Too Cold Complaints

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Energy, Facility Management, Question Of The Week, Technology

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Published on July 30, 2012 with 4 Comments

This Question of the Week comes from the Building Owners and Managers Association group on Linkedin.

What is the number one complaint in your buildings concerning temperature comfort? How do you handle these problems?

Barry Epstein
Piedmont Service Group
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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  1. We have set where each users will what is the max temp or min temp and we take avg temp to set the hot or cold.

  2. I use one set point and explain to all employees, If they are too hot or too cold they should dress in accordance to the office temperature, we just can’t please everybody at the same time.

  3. I am with Michelle – Please dress accordingly. We try to keep building temps around 72-73 deg. F.
    Very difficult to do this year as we had so many 100deg. F days.

  4. We have a corporate summer / winter temperature setpoint policy. 72 – 76 in summer and 69 – 73 in winter. Any complaints that fall outside those are not acknowledged as problems. Our system monitors each VAV zone and alarms are sent if they fall outside the setpoint parameters.

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