Campus Comfort Blog Posts

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.

What Happens With Your Feedback?

September 26, 2018
This infographic walks you through what happens when you send in your TherMOOstat feedback.

Crowdsourcing Comfort Feedback

June 07, 2018
Do you ever wonder what happens to your TherMOOstat feedback? This article explains what we do with your feedback and what you could do as a TherMOOstat user to improve your comfort.

The Factors that Impact Your Comfort

November 27, 2017
What are the factors that influence your comfort? We have a few tips on how you can adapt to indoor temperatures and the cool science behind them!

Top 5 Ways to Get Comfy in Class

October 12, 2017
These simple tips will give you a headstart on the road to classroom comfort.

The Classroom Comfort Plan

July 19, 2017

Joules the Cow is embarking on a mission to investigate comfort in the classrooms across campus. Her mission was sparked by a dive into the feedback she receives from TherMOOstatthe tool crowdsourcing comfort feedback on campus.

Crowdsourcing to Keep Classrooms Comfortable

March 13, 2017
Crowdsourcing comfort is particularly important in classrooms and lecture halls which seat anywhere from 15 up to hundreds of students.

Meet the Team Behind TherMOOstat

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!

What Your Comments are Telling Us

March 08, 2017
When we see these keywords regularly in a short time period, we have a list of possible causes to investigate.

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. 

Bold New Fans 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.