Parliament House gets hotter

johnboy 22 January 2007 27

The Canberra Times reports that the air conditioning in Parliament House is being turned down by 2 degrees to see how much water can be saved. It all sounds a bit half arsed.

Asked why she had chosen 24 degrees as the target temperature for the experiment Ms Penfold replied, “Because it is two degrees above 22. We probably need two degrees to give us enough difference to be able to measure what we are doing.

“We will be trying to develop in effect a spreadsheet that will track the relationship between the target temperature, the outside temperature and the water use, and establish what difference it makes to increase the temperature,” she said.

Where parliament leads the other departments will surely follow, what are your thoughts on a comfortable working temperature?

Unmentioned in the article is the minor matter that all the offices in Parliament House have an override thermostat that gives another couple of degrees plus or minus. Anyone want to bet the little buttons will be getting a workout?


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Sammy Sammy 8:48 pm 24 Jan 07

I’m just gob-smacked that Sammy has a wife!

It’s all just an elaborate ruse.

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 8:30 pm 23 Jan 07

He doesn’t come over as particularly gay to me, what’s the problem?

kimba kimba 4:58 pm 23 Jan 07

I’m just gob-smacked that Sammy has a wife!

smokey4 smokey4 1:01 pm 23 Jan 07

The person requiring 20C is probably a perverted Public servant looking for young women with their headlights on high beam.

seepi seepi 11:17 pm 22 Jan 07

hehe – apparently Beasley lost a lot of weight when they moved from little old Old Parlt House to the great big new house on the hill with its Km long corridors.

gurunik gurunik 5:01 pm 22 Jan 07

oh&s??? i work for a small business…no p.s. whining about a two degree temperature difference here- if it’s hot, drink more water and move slower. it could be worse, i could be fighting fires…..
its a sultry 37.3 now, but it’s knockoff time, so a quick spin on the bike will feel soooo good.
btw, all day in the heat is tops for weight loss….crank the big house to 35 and even beasley will be trim in no time!

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 3:49 pm 22 Jan 07

Do the OH&S people know about this, gurunik?
Also, at what temp. do you cream yourself?

gurunik gurunik 3:41 pm 22 Jan 07

37.7….into sean connery territory now…..
the bosses office is 26.5.
gotta love a workshop. we hit 45 that hot thurs a few weeks ago……

smokey4 smokey4 2:59 pm 22 Jan 07

Temperature is only one parameter. Air exchange, CO2 and oxygen levels are another. Hot or cold days give the air con doing its job. What gets me is when it goes into sleep mode in the afternoon when the temperature is only a couple of degrees between inside and outside. Formulaes for working out the cost, airflow etc would have been used when it was designed by air con engineers assuming it was actually designed.

seepi seepi 2:34 pm 22 Jan 07

guru it is only 29 outside. Your work needs to buy some better blinds/insulation.

gurunik gurunik 2:07 pm 22 Jan 07

36.8c, giving brad pitt a run for his money…

TrapperKeeper TrapperKeeper 2:02 pm 22 Jan 07

I think 22 would be a good temperature, though i would like about 20.We measured the temp where i work and it said 27 which is pretty uncomfortable and even hotter on weekends. The temperature setting on the wall never leaves 20 for some reason.

CouldExpire CouldExpire 1:26 pm 22 Jan 07

I’m glad I dont work at parliament house… I love the freezer box building I work in! Wouldnt have it any other way!

seepi seepi 1:17 pm 22 Jan 07

i wonder what the leg. ass. is set at?

sheer sheer 1:15 pm 22 Jan 07

Agreed, Threeze. We hit 29.8 here on Friday before 10am, despite the Facilities team assuring us we had no air-con problems.

gurunik gurunik 12:30 pm 22 Jan 07

34.4 now and getting sexier…..

gurunik gurunik 11:48 am 22 Jan 07

32.5c and rising in the workshop here. sweat makes you sexy…

johnboy johnboy 11:46 am 22 Jan 07

I have to say I get quite sleepy when it gets hotter.

threeze threeze 11:45 am 22 Jan 07

Lucky guys, we are without aircon at work and it has been hotter inside than out for the past week. I would be quite happy to have 24 or 26 as my daily temp.

terubo terubo 11:41 am 22 Jan 07

Talking bull again, bt.

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