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When managers pay attention to the feedback, waste is significantly reduced Using the same approach to compare the two week period after managers were trained on how to use the
feedback, but before the display was taken away, we can conclude that electricity waste feedback
to both operators and managers makes a significant difference. The observed average reduction in
waste from control during the third phase of the field experiment was 43%, corresponding to an
absolute reduction in energy usage of 26% on measured equipment.
The argument can be made from both a statistical and analytical sense. On a statistical level, the
p-value of the test (0.01) indicates that we can reject the null hypothesis with confidence. Moreover, it was observed that soon after being trained on using the dashboard, senior management introduced
a simple paper audit checklist (Figure 5-12) that was taped prominently to one of the ovens in the
middle of the room. The checklist included the elements of each oven that should be shut down at
the end of the shift (if empty) and columns for each work day with a place for operator initials for
who conducted the audit....
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- Spring '14
- Energy Policy, ........., Energy development