- Share your favorite energy factoid
I’m constantly absorbing factoids from BloombergNEF and saw this one earlier today: for two-thirds of our global population, it is now cheaper to get energy by developing wind or solar projects than fossil-fuel projects.
- What energy conservation campaign would you start in your office or want to share with other offices?
Like many offices today, we have open floor plans, which around the time I started at Bloomberg, didn’t allow for great lighting control. Now, there’s a much greater potential for adjustable lighting, using a combination of sensors, daylighting, and manual controls to limit energy use. Ideally, I’d suggest relying as much on daylighting as possible.
- What are you currently reading?
I just finished “Running to the Edge,” by Matthew Futterman, on the visionary long-distance running coach Bob Larsen, who’s unique training philosophy inspired Olympic medalists and highlighted the importance of team. As an avid runner, the book really spoke to me.
- What are some ways you reduce your carbon footprint at home?
I focus on the basics – opting for LEDs, adjusting set points on my thermostat, and recycling. As my three kids know, I can be a bit of a pain when the bins aren’t properly sorted!My last house was able to support rooftop solar. While tree cover is preventing me from getting on-site solar at my current house, I’m planning on subscribing to a community solar project, currently under development, in my area.
- What is your personal superpower?
I think my ability to really focus in on whatever I’m tasked with in the moment is my super power.