The building where our offices are located is basically a ghost town on the weekends, and in order to save money and energy, the folks here have elected to keep the air conditioning off.
This building was built in either the late 50’s or early 60’s, so the idea that each suite can control its own air conditioning is laughable. Everything has to go through Engineering, and they have very limited to nonexistent hours on the weekend.
Now we’ve tried to explain to them “No, there really will be people working, so please turn the A/C on” for the last several weekends, to very limited avail.
We’re only planning on being here for a few hours today, but it’s 9:30 in the morning and it’s already quite hot in here. This will be a real fun and drowsiness-inducing few hours.
The thing that really kills me about them killing the A/C is that none of the offices, at least in our suite, have light switches. So the big, annoying, fluorescent lights that just suck down energy are on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether anyone’s here or not.
Way to be energy-efficient, guys.