Heating in schools

We are unable to control the radiator settings in CRHS.   These are set to very high & we often have to move seats and have the windows open because it is unbearably hot.  Ridiculous waste of money.

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by crhskmal on April 04, 2017 at 12:36AM

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  • Posted by Offshore April 04, 2017 at 09:04

    we have the same in Central Government Offices. DoI could easily provide room thermostats. The offices are generally too hot and the system is not flexible enough to react to weather changes. There is little point heating offices with windows open. The idea of heating goes on 1st November and off 1st May is archaic and given the technology available today and high fuel charges, is out dated and needs to change. Trust the staff to set their own comfort levels.
  • Posted by Nedloh April 04, 2017 at 09:27

    However, if you provide control over heating in Markwell House, then staff here would be pleased for a different reason... because it is freezing for half the year and we would actually be turning the heating up a lot more often. This would help with staff welfare and job satisfaction, but cost more. I believe staff should have control over heating in the buildings in which they work, but not sure if it will save money or if it will cost as I'm sure some buildings feel warmer and others feel cooler, depending on build standards and design
  • Posted by bluffy April 11, 2017 at 18:55

    I think its better for heating to be controlled centrally - this article says "% office hours lost due to thermostat battles...http://www.bbc.com/capital/[…]the-best-office-temperature
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