Temperature standards

Temperature standards in many office buildings trace back to Danish scientist Povl Ole Fanger, who in the 1960s set the “ideal” office temperature at 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celcius), perfectly suited for suit-wearing men. Newsflash: times have changed.

The majority of people in a study in Nature Climate Change preferred the thermostats at around 75 degrees Fahrenheit (23.8*C). If you’re lucky enough to work remote or have your own office with an independent thermostat, experiment with which temperature works for you.