We don’t really have any reason or incentive to introduce any changes to the amount of power we consume as a building nor are we really accountable to anyone.
Bob Stow, MEP Manager of Tornado Tower, in an article from JustHereQ about why so many empty offices in Qatar’s West Bay district keep their lights on all night.
Stow also said that movement sensors in the building ensure that some lights are not left on when people are absent, but that ultimately, tenants are in control of the temperature and lighting of their own space.
However, new buildings in Qatar are being built with an eye toward energy-efficiency, the report states.
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