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Please use the revolving door

By maxwell edison ·
I'm doing some contract work for a company that resides in a building that has a main entrance revolving door. It's not a huge revolving door, but is divided into quarters, each of which will accommodate only one person. And if that person has a couple of things in tow (for example, a laptop computer slung over a shoulder and another item carried by hand), it's kind of cramped; but it's not restricting. On either side of that revolving door is a standard hinged door, on which is the sign that clearly requests, Please use the revolving door.

Being in the building design industry (as I have been for 30+ years), the reason to me is obvious. A revolving door is an energy conservation item. It helps keep energy from escaping the building, whether that energy be heating in the winter or air conditioning in the summer. As such, I always use the revolving door.

I recently parked myself on a bench outside the front of that building, eating my lunch and making some cell phone calls. I noticed that very few people actually used the revolving door, even though the signs requesting to do so were clearly displayed. I might estimate that only one in ten people actually used the revolving door.

Do people have a problem with revolving doors? Do they not realize their real function? Do they refuse to use them just because it was specifically requested?

P.S. Isn't that a great title for a discussion?

What did you really think you were getting into when you clicked on it?

And how many of those people who refuse to use the revolving door are environmental loonie tunes?

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Re: hermetically sealed buildings

by maxwell edison In reply to It doesn't work

In reality, there aren't very many - if any - especially comercially designed. Current design codes and methods prevent it.

You might disagree, but you do so from a position of being uninformed.

P.S. I'm in that business, and have been for years. I know what I'm talking about.

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Sick buildings

by AV . In reply to Re: hermetically sealed b ...

I don't know anything about building ventilation, but I do know that if someone if sick, it spreads throughout the building quickly. Its airborne. The ventilation system provides fresh air and there are uptake vents, but it doesn't take the germs out.


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Okay, Av - you win

by maxwell edison In reply to Re: hermetically sealed b ...

I won't debate it anymore - regardless of who may or may not be more correct.

But it still doesn't answer the question of why 9 out of 10 people don't use the !@#$%^&* revolving door.

P.S. Can we have your governor? Our governor's race is turning a disaster, or a fiasco - or both!

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The revolving door slows you down

by AV . In reply to Re: hermetically sealed b ...

I think thats why most people don't use it.

No, you can't have our beloved Governor. I thought Tom Tancredo was throwing his hat in the ring? Sounds like its becoming a real 3-ring circus out there.


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Hey max, you can have ours!

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Re: hermetically sealed b ...

And either or both of his likely replacements.

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AV: On Tom Tancredo

by maxwell edison In reply to Re: hermetically sealed b ...

Yea, Tom's throwing his hat in - as a third party candidate. The Republicans have imploded, and the Democrat is in hiding, refusing to answer tough questions, but basking in the Republican's misfortune, I'm sure.

I like Tom Tancredo, but his chances of winning are probably 1-10, 2-10 at best.

He'll get little or no support from registered Democrats, and if he gets 50 percent of registered Republicans and 50 percent of the unaffiliated, he'll still lose by 20 percentage points. For him to win, he'll need to get either ALL of the Republican or ALL of the unaffiliated, along with ~70 percent of the other. And that ain't gonna' happen.

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I always liked Tom Tancredo, but

by AV . In reply to Re: hermetically sealed b ...

I think he should stay out of it. He's a smart man, he knows he can't win. I just don't get it.

Its almost a guaranteed win for the Dem, Hickenlooper (eek! say that name three times fast). I don't know anything about him, but if he's anything like our last Democratic governor, my condolences.

PS: no, you can't have Chris Christie.


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And here we were always told

by TonytheTiger In reply to Yes, but companies don't ...

that it was the smokers' fault...

(BTW, I quit CT 3 weeks ago after 39 years)

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actually Max, that is part of the problem

by Jaqui In reply to "...hermetically sealed b ...

the air being brought in from outside isn't really all that great in quality.
all that pollution.

if the buildings filtered the air as it came in it would improve it dramatically.

I find the air in the large towers to feel like it's hard to breathe.

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I tend to agree

by santeewelding In reply to actually Max, that is par ...

Whenever, it seems, we try to reproduce Mother Nature, whether in the air we breath, or the "milk" we compound for babies to drink, we leave something in -- or out -- that we think we understand, but don't.

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