1.2.16 Relocate thermostats to appropriate areas

1.2.16 Relocate thermostats to appropriate areas



To operate properly, a thermostat must be located on an interior wall away from direct sunlight, drafts, doorways, skylights, and windows. It should be located where natural room air currents (warm air rising, cool air sinking) occur. Furniture will block natural air movement, so do not place pieces in front of or below the thermostat. Also make sure the thermostat is conveniently located for programming.



  • Better performance and efficiency of the thermostats


  • Easy installation


  • Prevent “ghost readings” or unnecessary furnace or air conditioner cycling


  • A variation in the temperature of 1°C saves around 7% of the HVAC energy consumption


  • Occupant knowledge


Economic assessment

The investment is zero.

References and best practices

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Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices

Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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