Revealing myths about people, energy and buildings

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In this essay we take a closer look at some energy myths, focusing on the ways energy professionals and the public alike, talk, write and teach about how energy affects the way in which we design, operate, retrofit and inhabit buildings. What myths about people, energy and buildings are current today? Who tells these myths and why do we believe them? How do myths affect our behavior? Myths are a way of understanding the world we live in. They may represent incomplete understanding, or be based on premises that are scientifically not valid, but they help us understand and explain ... continued below

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Diamond, R. & Moezzi, M. May 1, 2000.

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In this essay we take a closer look at some energy myths, focusing on the ways energy professionals and the public alike, talk, write and teach about how energy affects the way in which we design, operate, retrofit and inhabit buildings. What myths about people, energy and buildings are current today? Who tells these myths and why do we believe them? How do myths affect our behavior? Myths are a way of understanding the world we live in. They may represent incomplete understanding, or be based on premises that are scientifically not valid, but they help us understand and explain how the world works, and we shape our behavior accordingly.

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  • ACEEE 2000 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, August 20-25, 2000

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Diamond, R. & Moezzi, M. Revealing myths about people, energy and buildings, article, May 1, 2000; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc845777/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.