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Too hot or too cold? Building managers can't get it right

Finding the right temperature for offices in October is difficult with 45 per cent of office workers complaining that it’s either too hot or cold. 

A ‘one size fits all’ approach to office temperature does not work. Modern office buildings are good for allowing team collaboration and building a stimulating environment; however, if the tenants are too cold or too hot then their basic needs are not being met and they are not comfortable, resulting in an unproductive day.

Additionally, what is deemed comfortable for some may be uncomfortable for others.

A survey by found 45 per cent of office workers have complained about the temperature of the office. The survey of 450 tenants found 70 per cent of workers have been unhappy with temperature and a third of people argue with colleagues about the issue more than monthly.

Either left open plan or divided up - controlling the temperature for each office unit is tricky when they were not intended to be used that way.

Jonathan Ratcliffe, from, said: 'Striking a balance is a hard task for building managers because temperature is a very personal thing, and a shared office is not a personal space. Both building designers and managers need to be aware of the physical intricacies of a particular building and plan ahead.'

10 October 2019


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