People´s own attitude has a major impact on energy savings – employee´s problem
People´s everyday choices have a major impact on energy and water consumption. We often save energy and water at home but what about when we work? Do we ignore everything we have learn?
People's everyday choices and behaviors have a surprisingly large impact on energy and water consumption. This is commonly known in households and the media are constantly offering with a variety of energy-saving tips. In many cases, individuals will be motivated to save energy because it saves them money. When you remove the charger from the wall after use and turn off the lights, one get a smaller electricity bill. When you stand for hours in a hot shower and use a dishwasher eco-program, you will use less water and get lower electricity bills.
The worker's problem is in general indifference. It is very common that water is being wasted at work and electrical equipment left on, because employee´s do not need to worry about the electricity bill. Also the raw materials may be thrown away because only a small amount of chemical is left in the bottom of the canister and there is no expectation or to transfer remaining amount among the next batch. The remaining chemical is poured into the sink.
The workplace is also a poor forum for discussion between workers and foremen about extraordinary energy and material consumption. A highly trained chemist knows the price of chemicals and their potential adverse environmental impacts, of which an ordinary worker does not have a clue. On the other hand the employee can clearly see at work, for example, that some equipment could be washed or fewer chemicals and less water would produce the desired outcome. These are examples of the extra wear can be avoided only through discussion and exchange of information between the employee and the supervisor.
Debate on the creation of such an outcome requires work. In other words, requires a different attitude than in the past. Attitude is also a solution to indifference in terms of price and consumption. If an employee realizes that his choices at the workplace prevent financial waste, the direction is correct.
Research question: We often save energy and water at home but what about when we work?