Operable windows and occupancy sensors reduce energy use. A post-occupancy survey is used to confirm the comfort of the occupants.
Operable windows can help to reduce the energy demands on the cooling system. Occupancy sensors automatically adjust temperature set points and the use of systems in rooms that are not occupied to ensure that energy is not being wasted.
Controllability of thermal and lighting systems by individual occupants promotes occupant productivity, comfort and well-being. Every office has its own thermostat to give occupants greater control over their comfort. A survey will be used to assess the occupants' thermal comfort over time, and systems will be adjusted based on the results.