Blog

Welcome to TherMOOstat

March 08, 2017
TherMOOstat is a tool for you to let us know if your room feels cold, chilly, perfect, warm or hot. By using TherMOOstat you're participating in crowdsourced comfort on campus.

Level 4: Trim the Waste

March 29, 2017
The last level will go over the easiest thing you can do to be a longtime contributor to fighting energy waste.

Level 2: Trim the Waste

March 15, 2017
In this level, you'll learn some basics of how buildings at UC Davis use energy, and explore real campus energy data.

Joules' Dream Team

March 13, 2017
Meet Jessica Galvan and John Coon, the team reading and investigating all of your TherMOOStat submissions.

TherMOOstat FAQs

March 13, 2017
This is where we keep track of frequently asked questions for our TherMOOstat users!

Level 1: Trim the Waste

March 08, 2017
Join Joules the Cow to start trimming the campus waste! This part 1 of a 4 level program that will end with you becoming an Energy Champion, and winning a free T-shirt from us!

Thermostat Wars

December 11, 2016
Have you ever taken sides in a thermostat war? In this post you’ll find out a little more about what’s happening in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system that can make these wars so intense. 

Fan Project in Giedt 1001

October 10, 2016
Our proposal to install a large fan in room 1001 of Giedt Hall, with the aim of improving comfort and increasing the energy efficiency of the room's HVAC use.

A kBt-what?

September 28, 2016
The answer is that we could show electricity in kW, chilled water in ton-hours and steam in pounds. However, we don’t because we want to show how they all add up to total energy use.