Hey, office drones. The next time you're pissed and shivering because Jeff in accounting turned the thermostat down to 18 again, just show him this article: Turns out individual climate control units in cubicles can save up to 50% energy.
It seems pretty obvious, really: There's no reason to cool down the hallways, corridors, entrances and lobbies if you spend all your time in a cube, so why not restrict climate control to places where people actually work? Hell, they even tried it in Singapore, where the weather is definitely worse than Scranton, PA; Slough, England; or wherever Office Space was filmed, and it cut energy costs right in half. Bring that up to Jeff, the next time he tries to lower the temperature enough to freeze your coffee. [New Scientist]