How to solve the "It’s too cold" or "too hot" complaint in the PSAP?

In an intensive work environment like Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), the ambient room temperature can greatly affect the performance and focus of 911 dispatchers. The reality is that we all respond differently to the temperature in a work environment. As external temperatures fluctuate, our internal body heat will also naturally react and adjust.

Most often, the temperature in a facility is centrally controlled and cannot be regulated by individual dispatchers. Consideration could be the use of space heaters underneath the operator console. However, the main drawback of this solution in an already crowded IT-intensive workstation is the allocation of space and power within the console cable management solution. The equipment found in height adjustable dispatch consoles such as CPUs, multiple monitors, and radio comm. already draws a good amount of power. Therefore, electrical components need to be taken into consideration to avoid blowing a circuit. A power outage in one single workstation could have a large impact on the productivity of the emergency communications center. Factoring in power requirements and personal comfort, one might ask if there’s a right solution to adjust room temperature?