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The thermostat in your office may be sexist

Message  gerardM le Lun 3 Aoû - 23:40

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Cold at work? Blame Povl Ole Fanger. In the 1960s, the Dutch scientist set up a model, still used around the world, to predict comfortable indoor temperatures for office workers. The problem? Fanger's average office worker was a 40-year-old man wearing a three-piece suit.



The thermostat in your office may be sexist
Scientist urge updating office temps for women and seniors
NEWS.SCIENCEMAG.ORG

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Re: The thermostat in your office may be sexist

Message  gerardM le Lun 3 Aoû - 23:46

National Geographic


According to a new study, heating and cooling in offices are more than likely based on decades-old standards that consider the metabolic rate of an average male. Do you often feel too hot or too cold at work?



Here's Why Your Office May Be Too Hot or Cold: Gender Bias
Heated arguments often ensue about how warm or cool to keep a room. New research suggests why women may lose out-at least at the office.
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