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How Much Clo Do You Have? 

Clo is a unit of measurement used to describe the amount of thermal insulation provided by a clothing garment or outfit. Different garments have different clo values. One clo, equivalent to 0.155 m2·°C/W(0.88 ft2·h·°F/Btu), is the amount of thermal insulation in an outfit that will keep a person comfortable in a room at 70°F with normal ventilation. A clo value of 0 corresponds to a naked person.

Enlightened TherMOOstat Users


These comments show scenarios in which the time of day affected comfort.

Perfect temperature when I came in after biking. After I cooled down, it was still perfect. There was 20 people in the class. Was not stuffy.


Bainer Hall

Fall 2018

85% Cold

TIP #1

Be Patient with Your Building

Just like us, our buildings take time to adapt to new conditions. If you find your space uncomfortable, try to give the mechanical system time to react to new inputs. Often times, the heating and cooling systems are playing catch up to changes in occupancy or outside air temperatures. If conditions don't improve in 30 minutes, send us a note via TherMOOstat! 

TIP #2

Take Notice of Unusual Patterns

If you get to know your building's patterns, you'll be able to notice when something doesn't seem quite right. 


These observations are gems to us when we see them on TherMOOstat. Since we can't be in every space on campus, we rely on you and your expertise as a building occupant to let us know how it feels in your space. 

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