A Lightning Guide to cutting electricity costs in the office
Hawthorne effect: when performance improves temporarily, simply because management
has taken an obvious interest in an activity and not because of any changes to the
process or working conditions.
Running time: 15 minutes
Price: £120 + VAT
With the aid of computer generated imagery, workshop demonstrations, anecdotes and
a few balloons - Alan Owen shows how electricity is wasted,where consumption can
be reduced and why we need to monitor it.
Use this resource to introduce an energy
reduction programme or revive a flagging initiative that is running out of steam.
You know the problem - everyone is enthusiastic for the first few months and the
consumption figures drop dramatically only to slowly creep back again as the subject
goes off the boil . . . and the 'Hawthorne effect' begins to wane.
Merely telling staff to switch off can be a real turn off, if you don't explain why.
This video is designed to motivate staff by making the invisible visible - illustrating
the financial and environmental costs of everyday office equipment.
In an easy to follow, jargon free style, 'Watts in Your Wires' shows the actual consumption
rates and equivalent CO2 emissions of typical pieces of office equipment, compared
side by side.
The final section of the programme demonstrates the actions that can be taken by
individuals to reduce consumption without compromising their daily routines.
Energy consumption and climate change
How, when and where electricity is wasted in the office
Why and where it should be monitored
The office cynic - why intuition is not enough
The consumption rates of typical office equipment
The relationship between usage and CO2 emissions
How to reduce consumption without tears
A short cameo appearance by an 'office cynic' is designed to help the trainer manage
any negative attitudes in the audience pro-actively. Every office has its cynics
but they won't want to identify with this one!