Human factor is also key to energy-efficient buildings, experts say

03/28/2012 | FierceEnergy

For all the advanced technology that developers and building owners are using, energy efficiency is still challenged by the human factor in the equation. "You need to get the attention and the cooperation of the people that are actually occupying these buildings," said Dave Pogue, global director of sustainability at real estate company CBRE. When tenants start to cooperate and assimilate sustainable practices, "that's when the equation is flipped," Pogue said.

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