Young Hall: Year in Review

Young Hall

September 2016 - September 2017

Herbert A. Young Hall was completed in 1941 originally housed the Chemistry Department and later expanded to include the Physics and Geology Department. As of 2014, Young Hall contains the Anthropology and Psychology Departments.

The building's primary use is to house laboratories, with 41% of the space being used as such. Its secondary use is to serve as office spaces for faculty and staff. There are also three large lecture rooms that are used consistently.

Young Hall is one of the buildings on UC Davis campus that TherMOOstat receive a significant amount of feedback from. Below, feedback and comfort data were gathered from September 2016 to September 2017. The feedback we receive through TherMOOstat allows the Energy Conservation Office to understand comfort and temperature trends in this particular building and space.


Total Comfort Breakdown

comfort breakdown


Based on the feedback from the year, Room 184 has overwhelming reports of hot/warm comfort and most of the comments mention feeling stuffy.


Differences In Lecture Rooms

room breakdown


While the other two larger lecture halls have higher reports of feeling cold/chilly.


monthly distribution


The year trend shows that 52% of comfort reported are either cold or chilly. With the second majority at 44% for warm or hot. May was the highest reporting month; the majority of comfort reports were warm/hot.

Thanks to the amount of the feedback we received on TherMOOstat, we can analyze temperature trends to see if there is anything we can do to adjust the HVAC system to improve comfort in every building.

For example, in May 2017, the majority of feedback reported that it was warm or hot. Given this information, we at the Energy Conservation office, adjusted the thermostat temperatures accordingly to improve comfort level.