The Maine Point

by Clifton W. Greim, P.E. 

Engineered Systems

Mar 01, 2003.

“The temperature control system we have here at Noble is truly remarkable,” said Kevin Moore, maintenance supervisor. “It allows us to be energy efficient, while maintaining quality comfort.” The thermostats in all classrooms can be adjusted only at the graphical user interface (GUI), which is located in the custodian’s office. Giving the maintenance staff sole source control of temperature setpoints eliminates potential wasting of energy when thermostats are turned all the way up by occupants. In addition, the system automatically lowers nighttime temperatures to 60°F for energy savings, although a teacher who might want to work during unoccupied times can override the setback for two hours with the push of a button on the thermostat.  Read Full Article >