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Setting the room stat: Balancing comfort and operational energy

09 May 2024
Energy / Interiors Focus Stage
Interiors Focus

Building management systems often set rigorous and uniformly-controlled targets for temperature, humidity and air changes, all of which can have a huge impact on operational carbon emissions. 

  • What can we learn about basic human comfort within workplaces and other commercial spaces? 
  • When should the specification be loosened and how can this lead to lower operational carbon?
  • How should asset managers and businesses educate occupiers and employees about the internal environment of their workplaces?
  • Should expectations be adjusted as we try to balance the needs of people and planet?
Alexander Esfahani, Responsible Design Group Lead/Senior Architect - Chapman Taylor
Marie-Louise Schembri, Sustainability Director - Hilson Moran
Roger Olsen, Chief Technical Officer - Artus Air
Lydia Randall, Head of ESG - BDG architecture + design
Alia Hashem, Senior Facilities Management Lead - Derwent London
chapman Taylor
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