The people inside your building play a critical role in how energy is used. After all, plug loads typically account for 30 percent of a building’s energy use. Their actions also impact how your systems run, especially if they do things like cover vents, remove light bulbs, and adjust thermostats … signs that perhaps these systems aren’t functioning as intended.
By working with building occupants, you can empower and engage them to become part of the solution. ENERGY STAR partners have demonstrated that it’s possible to save 10 percent or more through occupant education and behavioral change.
Here are some low-cost ideas to get your building occupants on board and interested in saving energy.