The best way to reduce energy use is to show people precisely how much they are using and provide real-time feedback on conservation actions. This impact of direct, real-time feedback on consumer behavior is also known as the 'Prius Dashboard' effect. In a Prius, the information in the display encourages owners to drive in ways that are more fuel-efficient, for example accelerating more slowly and braking more gently.
Communication about efficiency results to all stakeholders is important as well. According to a 2010 Pew Center study, a key attribute of companies that have achieved the greatest success with their energy efficiency strategy is that they effectively communicate efficiency results.
"Most companies are not doing as much to integrate sustainability into internal communications or employee engagement as they are into other areas of business, such as strategic planning." - October 2011 McKinsey survey
Noveda can help you communicate sustainability, internally and externally, in real-time.
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