/The people inside your building or leased space are responsible for the bulk of its energy use. After all, plug loads, lighting, and HVAC in tenant spaces often account for 50 percent or more of a building’s total energy use. The actions of your employees and other occupants also impact how the building’s systems run, especially if they do things like cover vents, remove light bulbs, and adjust thermostats – signs that these systems may not be functioning as intended.
By working with building occupants – or your employees if you are leasing space – 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 employee education and behavioral change.’ Learn more ways to engage occupants here.