On even the hottest and coldest days I find most of the doors at Stanford Shopping Center stores wide open. Some merchants say it is requirement set forth by the mall management. Others say it is to attract customers. With all the environmental, economic and political costs we are experiencing from our dependence on fossil fuels this just seems dumb. Can we as a community get a policy put in place that requires doors to be closed unless the HV/AC is turned off?
I realize this will make only a small impact on energy consumption and greenhouse gas reduction but there is zero hardship caused by the act of closing the doors. People may even get to burn a few extra calories.
At a minimum perhaps each of us can mention this to any merchant we visit. If enough people raise the issue they may get the message and close the doors without the need of a new city policy.