Corporate thinking revisited
Originally Posted by Paul Alciatore
Talking about the heating system, The university I worked at had chillers that produced 48* chilled water that was piped to every building on campus. They had a steam plant which piped live steam to each building also. They used the steam in little radiators at each room, inside the ductwork, to temper the air coming into the rooms by the thermostats. In the energy crisis of the 80's they came around and locked the thermostats at 80* in the summer (to save energy). To make it bearable we simply climbed into the ceiling and valved the steam off to the mixing boxes.
As for the lights burning in state buildings, the engineers figured the heat given off by the lights as part of the HVAC system to keep the buildings warm at night. No s**t!!!
Only fools abuse their tools.