People Are the Key to Energy EfficiencyGreen Building Elements, December 23, 2014
Click Green reports that research conducted by Washington State University shows people are key to energy efficiency and that educating them about the features of the buildings they work in is needed to maximize those savings.
The research is the result of a meeting WSU graduate Julia Day went to one day in an office designed to be lit by sunlight. But the blinds were closed and the lights turned on. Why? Because furniture in the room was blocking access to the controls for the blinds and the people working there had never received any training about how the energy saving features designed into the building worked.