Cool November by Lulu Tanenbaum

With the notorious New York City heating regulations, finding the perfect temperature in one’s apartment during the winter can be a difficult task. I began a wasteful habit of running my air conditioner to cool my unit as I could not adjust the heat. This made me question, how much was I running the air conditioner over the course of a month? How wasteful is this habit?

This visualization records the average hourly temperature of my apartment over the course of a month, and highlights when the air conditioner was running. The nuances in the air conditioner data showcase key findings about this wasteful habit, such as, the average time running the air conditioner was 9.785 hours per day. This project was completed in December 2019 for a project at Parsons School of Design