Well I talked to a few more people today about the temperatures inside. Turns out that air conditioning uses too much electricity for it to be a simple on-off thing, and the decision was made to hold off. As much as I like conservation of energy, I think it’s more helpful to have a functional workspace. Alas, I talked to Peter Staye (x3773) and there has been no change in policy.
I returned to the science center today with an instant thermometer and athletic shorts.
Sci Li: 85 degrees
My office: 86 degrees
ST Lab: 92 degrees
Second floor hallway: 82 degrees
Coldest place I could find (basement tunnels): 80 degrees
The forecast: Over the next week, a cold front will be sweeping through the surrounding CT area. However, due to incompetent climate control, this will not significantly moderate indoor temperatures. Drink lots of fluids and spend most of your time outdoors.