ID+CL Project Manager, Shelby Ruiz Interview with Yale Climate Connections about the Senior Living Project

March 27th, 2023

Technology has transformed our daily life with each passing day, with new advancements and innovations within buildings introduced to create a more convenient and comfortable life using systems such as automation and controls. However, as technology continues to evolve, many older generations find it challenging to keep up and adapt to these new technologies. This is particularly evident in the use of air conditioning as its technology has evolved over the years while those who did not grow up with air conditioning relied on changing their physical environment such as opening their windows when it’s too hot or changing their clothes while their central air is running, potentially causing an influx in their energy waste and money without them knowing. In the interview with YCC, Shelby discusses how crucial it is to understand how the older generation’s habits and how we can help bridge the generational gap and promote efficient uses of air conditioning.