Recent Study Shows Office Temps were Devised for Men

Posted by HTP on Aug 20, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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Do you ever find yourself freezing in your office during a hot summer day? Many women do. In fact, many women bundle up in sweaters and cardigans during the summer to get through their work day. Men however, walk around in t-shirts and seem to be comfortable. A recent NY Times article explains why this happens every summer! 


"Finally, scientists (two men, for the record) are urging an end to the Great Arctic Office Conspiracy. Their study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, says that most office buildings set temperatures based on a decades-old formula that uses the metabolic rates of men. The study concludes that buildings should “reduce gender-discriminating bias in thermal comfort” because setting temperatures at slightly warmer levels can help combat global warming." 

We at HTP found this article very interesting, as we are always arguing about the office temperatures. Read the full article here and let us know what you think! 


(Photo from NY Times article)

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