A great piece on the need to reframe our design approach to thermal comfort in buildings, based on RMI’s new offices in Basalt, CO.

“By designing around the question “are you comfortable?” instead of “what’s the temperature?”, RMI and partners are creating a model office building that will use a fraction of the energy typical for a building this size”

The engineers designed around an expanded comfort zone that suits 90% of people, based on 6 variables.

“Call it the Goldilocks zone, neither too hot nor too cold.”