This Bill Gates-backed startup wants to stop office temperature wars by making your AC smarter

0 Posted by - 5th September 2019 - Technology

75F is a machine-learning powered control system that controls HVAC systems to make them more responsive and more efficient, to make workers more comfortable and lower buildings’ massive carbon footprints.

It’s one of the most common complaints in any office: The office is too cold or too hot (or both, simultaneously, in different areas). For women, who are especially likely to huddle in sweaters as the air conditioning blasts in July or August, one recent study suggests that freezing rooms might even impact job performance. Traditional HVAC systems fail miserably at keeping employees comfortable—and because they waste so much energy in the process, they’re also one reason why buildings cause a massive 39% of global carbon emissions.

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