Comfort is not a number. No super sophisticated heating/cooling system can overcome your desire for a ridiculously consistent interior environment. We wear fewer, lighter clothes all the times we are clothed in warm weather, so sub 80 degrees is probably fine, with winter garb on sub 70 degrees works.
To be Swamp Yankee Green, just say no to 72 degrees.
This is a continuing series by author and architect Duo Dickinson. Read his original expert insight on Swamp Yankee Green.
Duo Dickinson has been an architect for over 30 years and received over 30 awards. His work has been published in over 70 national publications. Mr. Dickinson’s latest book is Staying Put. He is the architecture critic for the New Haven Register, and writes for Design Bureau, A.B., New Haven Magazine, and his own blog, Saved By Design. He has taught at Yale, Roger Williams and Harvard GSD Summer Program.