EPA Seeks To Track Energy and Water Use To Force Employees ‘To Change Their Habits’

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TN Note: Technocrats in the EPA have an endless desire to control your behavior, and there is no detail too small or behavior too insignificant. Technocracy is the clear and present danger to America and it is getting a free pass while citizens argue over a dysfunctional political system. It should be noted that Technocrats believe politicians bumbling idiots, incompetent and irrelevant to the future of mankind.

The Environmental Protection Agency is spending nearly $300,000 to develop technology that will track the energy and water use of office buildings, with a colored light bulb system that will send “visual messages” to employees when they are using too much.

Lucid Design Group, a California-based software company, received the funding from the agency with the goal to “change the habits” of Americans at work.

“Through this project, Lucid is focused on reducing energy consumption in commercial buildings by influencing people’s behavior,” the EPA said in a press release announcing the project. “With this award, it will further develop, test and commercialize low-cost high-tech approaches that can reduce electricity use in commercial buildings by providing real-time feedback to office workers.”

“The technology seeks to reduce peak electricity demand and associated utility bill costs through ambient color-based visual messaging; balancing energy usage and occupant comfort,” the agency said.

Jared Blumenfeld, an EPA regional administrator, said telling employees that they are using too much energy could “change their habits.”

“Lucid’s project is a great example of how technology can be used to help protect the environment,” he said. “Giving office workers immediate feedback on their energy use can help them to change their habits for the better.”

The project is part of the EPA’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet competition, which initially awards grants worth $15,000 for environmental technology projects. Past projects include a device to monitorhow long hotel guests spend in the shower, and “trash walls” for the poor.

Lucid Design Group was selected for the second phase of the program, which awards up to $300,000 to continue developing their technology and bring it to the market.

Lucid Design Group first developed a “Building Dashboard,” used to monitor an office building’s energy use.

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I do not understand why most people, I mean vocal folks who leave comments on news pages and message boards, aren’t being outspoken about this fraud. Even Senator Jeff Sessions found it ludicrous, stating “isn’t CO2 what plants breathe?” C02 is not a pollutant. It is necessary FOR greenery, plants, forests. Without it we shall be a desert, void of life-giving vegetation, vegetation that supplies needed nutrients for mammals, birds, animal and insect life. The problem is that C02 “polluting” (ugh) is the ostensible threat. The actual issue is control. The reason that normal functioning human beings are unable to… Read more »

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Yes the idiots want control of everything – even the sky as the picture in the article shows, a chemtrail / solar radiation management (SRM)
http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/the-contrail-lie/
So little time on so many fronts. Mind boggling that so many have their heads in the sand, or somewhere.