So Cold…

I am freezing. It is 51 degrees outside and the a/c is on. Why? Because this old building sucks. If I haven’t already explained this, my office is in the American Tobacco Campus. The building we are in started out as the power plant for the complex. It isn’t the original power plant that was built in the 1800’s, but the “new” one that was built in the 1930’s. Which means this is a poorly insulated building made of concrete and brick, with drafty windows and skylights. In addition to that, the old coal furnace is still in the building (it’s a feature!). This means there is a large open area that is unheated. The building has been retrofitted (of course) to have offices and such. Whoever did the heating/cooling design for this place needs to rethink their chosen profession. The offices are all either incredibly warm or freezing cold. Making it so our execs don’t roast means the rest of us freeze for the most part. Ugh. As you walk around the building you end up randomly blasted by cold or hot air, and there is a constant (and loud) sound of air pushing through the ducts. There is no good compromise and I would rather be cold than hot so I am not complaining. Much. Out loud anyway.