What changes when energy use becomes visible
If you can actually see your electricity consumption you can reflect your use and become more mindful.
I interviewed Guido, who is leading THEMA1, an independent Berlin-based think-do-tank specialized in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon society.
They have a neat little device in their workshop-room to visualize energy consumption. This helps to reflect usage and become more mindful in using energy.
The device has the same size as an digital alarm clock. The box displays digital numers - the numbers are constantly changing.
Guido explained that it displays the current electricity usage of his company. We switched off one light and the number lowered.
So I did a brief interview with Guido to find out more:
What changed since you got this device in your office?
Our visitors get curious: "what's this - solar energy on your roof?" - by answering this we get directly to a personal level and their awareness for electricity consumption
What was the motivation to have this device in your office?
It's a great opening to get into the dialogues we need to have with our clients. - and it's fun.
The last person leaving the office is quickly checking if all loads are switched off - and thus we save and don't have to worry.
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