HI-Boston bedrooms feature LED step lighting. The light switch closest to the door illuminates a path along the floor so guests can find their bunk at night without waking bunkmates. Overhead light switches are located toward the center of the room. Lights are also connected to occupancy sensors and control timers which automatically turn lights off after 15 minutes.
Air circulation throughout the building is extremely important and HI-Boston’s bedrooms have been outfitted to improve the air flow. Bedroom windows open 4 inches allowing for natural ventilation. This also reduces the use of heating and air conditioning.
The use of a rooftop Energy Recovery Unit recaptures energy from heating and cooling fresh air. The increase of circulation improves air quality and reduces the spread of airborne illnesses and helps to eliminate odors. The air throughout the building is also cleaner and healthier.