If an HVAC Unit Turns On in a Room, and There’s No One Around to Notice It, Does It Consume Energy?

In the heart of urban landscapes, a hidden source of energy waste continues to undermine sustainability efforts and deepen the strain on both wallets and the environment. Poor management of resources in unoccupied rooms of buildings is a major problem that has steep costs. One of the main offenders is the inefficient operation of HVAC systems.  These systems often continue to operate at full capacity even when rooms are empty, resulting in unnecessary energy consumption. Similarly, inadequate control of lighting, and other systems, can result in energy being wasted in unoccupied spaces.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.edgeimpulse.com/blog/if-an-hvac-unit-turns-on-in-a-room-and-theres-no-one-around-to-notice-it-does-it-consume-energy