To Save Electricity Japan Is Changing Everything From Office Hours To Dress Code

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Japan has asked corporations to cut electricity use by 15% in the wake of the nuclear crisis, according to the LA Times.Most of these measures seem like good ways for any country to save power.

They include:

  • Starting work one hour earlier, which means fewer workers at the office in the afternoon when energy use peaks
  • Discouraging dark suits and ties this summer, while encouraging casual clothing
  • Reducing the use of air conditioning
  • Closing some elevators
  • Dimming neon lights and electric billboards

The government is taking the lead with a pledge to reduce power use in its buildings by 25%.

Sometimes it takes a crisis to fuel a green movement. Remember the American WW2 posters: “When you ride alone you ride with Hitler.”

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