I'm no building science expert...

But I think there's a better way! My yoga practice this morning was more difficult than usual, largely because I was distracted by the building envelope (It also appears, despite my best efforts, I'm becoming a buildings nerd. Or maybe I'm just coming to terms with it now). This is an unnamed yoga studio in San Francisco. It has a metal roof - it was probably a warehouse before. They're desperately trying to heat the place. Someone - I'm scared to think it was a contractor - thought it a good idea to drill massive holes in the duct work. But, good thing there's a learning thermostat! Except, because different teachers like the room at different temperatures, and the room does not hold heat at all, they turn the thermostat up to 86, down to 67, etc.

Learning/Smart thermostats are not a solution to comfort. I love them, and love that there is some smart technology in the buildings space that people are excited about. However, no one taught the regular users how the constant shifting of the temperature reduces the "intelligence" of the thermostat, and makes it even harder to keep an even temperature. If one is mindlessly using the thermostat, and some contractor thinks the best solution is to drill holes in the duct work, we've got a lot of work to do! What do you think of this?