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Hot days? Here's how to keep the working environment cool

Summer is here and the chances of higher temperatures and more sunshine are increasing. In most buildings on campus, sustainable climate systems ensure that our workplace remains comfortable even on hot days. Sensible use of blinds and windows helps.

Almost all of our buildings are continuously supplied with fresh conditioned air. In summer, when it is 21°C or warmer outside, cooled air flows into the rooms. You don't have to do anything yourself for this; the system automatically regulates when more or less cooling is needed.

Adjustments and maximum achievable cooling

In some buildings, you can easily adjust the temperature in a room via the thermostat on the wall. Want it a little cooler? Use the -button to lower the temperature. Do you prefer it a bit warmer? Then use the + button. This allows you to set the temperature up to 1.5°C higher or lower. However, it may take some time before the adjustment is noticeable.

The central system can cool a room by approximately 4 ºC to 8 ºC compared to the outside temperature. 
For example, if it is 33 ºC outside, an indoor temperature of 25 ºC is the utmost achievable, achievable, cooler it does not get. On extremely hot days, therefore, not all rooms may reach the desired coolness.

Blinds down and windows closed

To keep the heat out as much as possible, lower the blinds before the sun can shine in. Is it warmer outside than inside? Then keep the windows closed.

In some older buildings, such as TvA 1 and Huize Heyendael, cooling is only available in a few rooms. On hot days, it is therefore even more important to lower the blinds in time and keep the windows closed.

Can't manage to keep the room cool? Then find a cooler workplace in another (part of the) building.

Reporting malfunctions

Is there a malfunction in the system? Please contact the Service Centre on 024 361 3333 or fill in the form on the website. 

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