Office thermostats have a special place in corporate culture. They were parodied in an episode of "The Office," and a scientific study of office temperatures and gender went viral last year, leading to a story in The New York Times.
Now the world's most valuable public company is taking a stand.
In honor of late founder Steve Jobs, Apple's new campus will avoid air conditioning,
Here's how it works: The ring-shaped building circulates outside air, and a concrete floor is heated or cooled with tubes of water when the temperature outside fluctuates outside the desired range, according to Wired. Workers have only 1 or 2 degrees to play with inside their offices, Wired reported.
"We don't want you to feel like you're in a casino," Apple executive Lisa Jackson told Wired."We want you to know what time of day it is, what temperature it is outside. Is the wind really blowing? That was Steve's original intention, to sort of blur that line between the inside and outside. It sort of wakes up your senses."