One way of saving money at work is by setting building temperature targets.
Communications is the key to getting employees to buy into the new temperature standards. Everyone needs to know why the temperature will be different from what they are used to. Let folks know just how big the total energy bill is. Estimate the saving expected on your heating and air conditioning bills and let everyone know.
As example: if you set the office temperature standards at 70 during the heating season and 78 or more during the air conditioning season everyone needs to know these targets. If you set 66 as the heating season target for your factory floor areas, everyone needs to know it.
Folks will support the program, only if they know what the targets are and the why the change is being made.
Start an information campaign at the change of seasons to prepare folks for the new temperature standards. Stress the environmental benefits as well as the cost savings.
People need to know what the temperature will be so they can dress to be comfortable. Suggest that they wear several thin layers of clothing in the winter so they can adjust for comfort.
They also need to know what the temperature is. Armed with information, they can help take action when the temperature is off target. You cannot expect folks to help save money on your heating bill if they do not know the current temperature. As a minimum, there should be an easy to read thermometer at each thermostat.
A better approach is a reminder of the new temperature targets on inexpensive thermometer cards. Click on this link to see the thermometers that are available from Awareness Ideas.
The folks at Awareness Ideas will be happy to print them up with your company logo and your temperature targets. The printed thermometer cards are supplied with a peel off strip on the back so you can stick them up where they will be seen.
I post them, at eye level, by light switches and beside doors as well as at thermostats. These are very popular and useful items. Expect that some folks will want to take one home.
What is the thermostat setting where your work?
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