Office Thermostats Biased Against Women


officeScientists in the Netherlands published a study Monday detailing how office buildings set temperatures based on an old formula using metabolic rates for men. It concludes that buildings should “reduce gender-discriminating bias in thermal comfort” and begin to set higher temperatures to reduce the effect on global warming.

Most buildings follow a model developed in the 1960s that uses the metabolic rate of a 154-pound, 40-year-old man, which may explain why many women say they are cold in offices. Read more at The New York Times.

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  1. Looks like the statement “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen” is soon going to be replaced with “If you can’t take the air-conditioning, get out of the office”.