Community Education

Focused on Fitting the Job to the Worker

October 07, 2019
Take a moment to check your posture because October is National Ergonomics Month! Today ergonomics is defined as the science of designing the workplace to accommodate the worker.

September is National Preparedness Month

September 05, 2019
Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. We want to make sure YOU are prepared in case of a disaster (natural or man-made).

Don't Dump! Protect Our Arboretum

August 30, 2019
Storm drain inlets are located around the campus and are usually located in and around parking lots, along the curbs of roads, and sometimes associated with runoff from the roofs of campus buildings. Most of these drains are marked with the “No Dumping” ovals.

Word of the Month: Clo

January 14, 2019
Clo is a unit of measurement used to describe the amount of thermal insulation provided by a clothing garment or outfit.

What Happens With Your Feedback?

September 26, 2018
This infographic walks you through what happens when you send in your TherMOOstat feedback.

What is Energy Efficiency?

August 20, 2018
It's easiest to explain energy efficiency by comparing it to energy conservation. We've made an infographic to compare and contrast the two, and to show you how we're tackling both at UC Davis.

TherMOOstat Success Story: Math Sciences Building

July 25, 2018
Do you know where your room's thermostat is? Your thermostat location matters because its position determines the room's temperature reading. Knowing where it's located may give you more control over your comfort.

Web App

July 11, 2018
We have built our Campus Energy Education Dashboard and comfort feedback tools as web apps for you to learn about and contribute to energy saving efforts on campus. Read more to learn about why we chose web apps as our platform.

TherMOOstat Success Story: Rock Hall

July 03, 2018
TherMOOstat feedback is important to us because it gives the occupants an opportunity to voice their opinion on their comfort and helps us discover any issues with campus HVAC systems. In this case, a group of comments revealed a malfunctioning heat pump and led Facilities to quickly resolve this problem. Chemistry Building Room 194

TherMOOstat Success Story: Valley Hall 1010

July 03, 2018
Crowdsourcing feedback is the best way for people on campus to tell us if something is wrong. When we received numerous feedback over the course of several days from Valley Hall Room 1010, we discovered an airflow purge issue that was overcooling the space.