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Choose the Right Seat for You

In classrooms and offices on campus, the location of your seat makes a big difference in your comfort level. Once you know how your area is interacts with the air vents and heating and cooling equipment, you can take steps to adapt accordingly. By adapting to indoor temperature, you're likely helping us save energy on campus. 


Enlightened TherMOOstat Comments

These comments show insight into how where you sit can have a big impact. 


Haring Hall

Winter 2019

56% Cold

"The left and right sides of the room have vents in the ceiling, so the constant air flow makes the room feel especially cold. The temperatures in the middle of the room are generally better, but the vented air from above makes the sides very uncomfortable."

TIP #1

Cooler in the Front, Hotter in the Back

In general, classrooms with a steep slope tend to be warmer in the back and cooler in the front rows.


If you find yourself growing warm during class, you may want to grab a seat closer to the professor near the front! 

TIP #2

Observe Air Vents Locations and Air Flow 

One example of how fans affect comfort can be observed in Giedt 1001. Our team has mapped out what it feels like from various seats in the classroom. We found that sitting directly underneath the fan is by far the coolest spot in the room while the fans are blowing.  

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