As of 1 September, operators of public service buildings are required to heat rooms to only 19 degrees Celsius. Corridors and foyer areas may not be heated. TU Berlin will introduce this federal measure from October 2022, which is when we start heating our buildings. The regulations apply equally to offices, labs, lecture halls, study spaces and seminar rooms. Is it so important to lower room temperatures? Yes. Reducing room temperatures by just one degree already saves around 6 percent of heating energy.
But please don’t worry: Special requirements for security, research infrastructure or the protection of cultural assets will of course be taken into account. In general, the following applies: We will not introduce any changes without first announcing and discussing them.