Oh, to Be Warm in Summer’s Heat

Aug 29th, 2011 | By | Category: General

Why are airports, shops, offices and homes in the United States and elsewhere chilled to sweater-weather temperatures in summer when the temperature outside rises? “Everyone asks the question, but no one has a good answer,” said Fergus Nicol, a cooling expert and professor emeritus of architecture at London Metropolitan University. “I think it’s because air-conditioners are supposed to produce cool, so it has become an expectation.” Maybe, he said, there’s also a bit of “conspicuous consumption.”

Read more here: Oh, to Be Warm in Summer’s Heat – NYTimes.com.

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