Now listen to two students discussing the article.
So what do you think of the new policy?
Well, they’ve got the right idea, but I don’t think it’ll work out as they plan.
Really … why not?
I just feel they haven’t thought through the consequences.
For example, have you seen the new lights?
They’ve already been installed in the reference room.
They’re just not bright enough…
Yeah … and there are all sorts of individual lamps in the study areas…
… the reading lamps …
Yeah, the reading lamps. Well, nobody uses them… nobody turns them on now.
But people are gonna start turning them all on if the overhead lights are dimmer.
So any savings is gonna go away.
OK, but what about what they’re doing with the air-conditioning.
That’s surely going to save…
… save energy. You bet. But there’s a different problem.
Think about what the library is going to be like on hot days.
It’s certainly going to be a lot less comfortable.
Right now, the library’s the best place to get studying done.
It’s pretty comfortable and… it’s quiet.
I think now when it’s really hot, students will just wind up studying back in their dorm rooms. I know I will.
‘Cause the dorms will still be cooled on hot days.
But they’re often so noisy.
Exactly. Loud and busy and bad for my concentration…
So people won’t have any really good place to study.