Now that we have one full academic year of fan operation under our belt, ECO is planning the sustaining operation for the fan (see our previous blog posts about the Giedt Fans here and here). We are also evaluating additional classrooms to install fans in to improve campus comfort and put your TherMOOstat votes to work.
In the summer of 2017, the Energy Conservation Office (ECO) installed two smart ceiling fans in Giedt 1001. (Read more about the initial proposal here.) You’ll notice that these fans look a little different than your typical ceiling fan. Their unique design is a characteristic of HVLS fans, or high volume, low-speed fans.
One of the most common obstacles in the quest for thermal comfort is the thermostat itself. Whether they’re difficult to find, read, understand, or adjust - we’ve found they’re often the culprit causing discomfort.