Behavior & Human Dimensions
ACEEE has worked on behavior and human dimension issues for many years. Since the 1980s, we have allocated a full panel to these issues at our Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
Washington, D.C. — The average person today is inundated with messages about saving energy. Unfortunately too many messages perpetuate long-standing myths, making it difficult to sort out good advice from bad. ACEEE has compiled a list of myth-busters to help separate energy savings fact from energy wasting fiction.
MYTHBUSTING FACT #1: Turning off lights, even for short periods of time, really saves energy, with little impact on the lifespan of the bulb. Turn off the lights even when you’re leaving a room for just a few minutes.