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Unformatted text preview: ent[52, 1, 36]. If energy waste comprised higher than
25% of the total energy use (an arbitrary number), the scorecards were highlighted red, otherwise,
they were green. The intent was to provide operators with a quick way to evaluate and track their
performance over time. Field experiment Design
The field experiment proceeded in four phases:
Control Period The control period lasted for eight weeks. Statistics on electricity waste was gathered using the definition and method described in the previous section. During this time, no
feedback was given to operators.
Feedback to Operators The second phase was characterized by training the three operators who
regularly used the ovens to understand and use the real-time feedback dashboard. The dashboard was
made available on the operator workstations and displayed on a continuous loop on large overhead
monitor in the Oil Room visible to all personnel in the area. The hypothesis was that electricity
waste would significantly decline versus the con...
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- Spring '14