New Scientist reports on a recent study which suggests that personal control of heating and cooling systems could lead to cutting building energy costs in half.

New Scientist reports on a recent study which suggests that personal control of heating and cooling systems could lead to cutting building energy costs in half.  Additionally, the research has shown that personal ventilation could limit the spread of airborne diseases.

They explain:

Personalised ventilation means less air needs to be cooled and pumped through a building because air needs only to be blown at desks, and not throughout entire rooms. Individual vents can also switch off automatically when a desk is vacant. The result is that a room’s temperature can increase while keeping people comfortable at work.

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