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Climate control for your desk

发布时间:2017-08-05 06:01:38来源:未知点击:

By Mason Inman WE’RE used to taking command of our personal climate in planes and cars by using simple controls. Why not in buildings too? A study of the effect of installing individual air-conditioning vents at office desks, and putting controls at each worker’s fingertips, suggests it can cut a building’s energy use in half. The approach costs more to install than a conventional system, and has never taken off commercially. But engineer Stefano Schiavon at the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues say their research shows the idea is worth revisiting,