NRDC’s researchers have applauded the designers of televisions that turned energy-setting measures on as a default. There is much more for those who design human-computer interaction (HCI) to do. One partial solution that would benefit both industry and the environment would be to add the lifetime cost of energy into the upfront cost of an appliance such as a TV, and put financial mechanisms in place so that money flows to investment in renewable energy, such as wind and solar. Manufacturers would be incentivized to keep prices low by designing for efficiency and could position the additional cost as evidence of a meaningful commitment to sustainability.
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- Human-Computer Interaction