To avoid system errors, if Chrome is your preferred browser, please update to the latest version of Chrome (81 or higher) or use an alternative browser.
Click here to login if you're an NAE Member
Recover Your Account Information
Download File (mp3)
Please upgrade to a newer browser.
Anchor Lede: Since we don’t directly pay the bills, most of us don’t give much thought to energy consumption in our offices. But soon you might have a daily conversation about it…with the building itself.
Randy Atkins: Too cold in your shared office space? Bercin Becerik-Gerber, a University of Southern California engineering professor, is testing a system that allows you to suggest adjustments through your smart phone and combines it with other people’s preferences to…
Bercin Becerik-Gerber: …try to optimize the set points or communicate with the users where a change could save energy.
Randy Atkins: And that’s key. It’s not all about comfort, but also…
Bercin Becerik-Gerber: …creating this bi-directional communication so energy awareness could be created within the population of a building.
Randy Atkins: In addition to temperature, the app also monitors lighting and air quality. With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP News.