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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2018
     
    I have been having very interesting discussions with an organisation that is using remarkable amounts of power for desk, pedestal and large floor standing fans.

    I suggested that they should point them out of the windows, this was not recieved well. The could not grasp the concept that all the energy that the fans were using was heating the building, in their case a four storey traditionally fenestrated 1980’s public building with offices. I reckon they are using about 15kW of fans in the building 29C is common, unsurprisingly.

    How can I convince them that they would be better off using a different strategy.
    • CommentAuthorsnyggapa
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2018
     
    or have the fans outside the window, blowing in :)

    if it is any consolation, you are not alone. I am fighting the battle with idiots about the office aircon which is not up to scratch to cool the building in the current heat, the solution would be for everyone to plug in a fan and complain that they are still hot ...
    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2018
     
    Do they leave the fridge door open as well :-)
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2018
     
    Posted By: tonyI suggested that they should point them out of the windows,


    Quite, +1,

    the *upper south* windows, that is !
    (The lower north windows being open, to let cool air in...)
    (said cool air, obviously flowing over a water feature, aquarium etc.)

    gg
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2018
     
    A small river flows under their building

    Thanks, agree, they have plenty of high level veluxes
    • CommentAuthorgravelld
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    People often talk about the ROI of retrofit insulation (and lack of it) but I wonder what the ROI of retrofit shading is?

    Cheaper to install, but the savings are probably lower because in most cases fans are going to use less energy than a heating system (albeit likely a heating system on a cheaper fuel source).
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