From Air-Conditioning to Urban Planning, Defaults and Standards Create Dysfunction by Design

I’m sure we all have worked (or work) in an office where we die of heat exhaustion in the winter and freeze in the summer. I type this in a long sleeve shirt and a jacket, from my office in Miami. The current outdoor temperature is 81F and today’s his is 87F.
Imagine the money and energy that cold be saved! We do it at home, why not in large office spaces? This article looks at the mechanics of the problem and looks at solutions.
How can we stop outdated assumptions from forcing us to waste?
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