Some companies in Massachusetts are experimenting on having shorter work days in order to save energy and fuel costs, according to this article from Boston Globe.
Several government agencies in Sudbury, Winchester, and Concord, New Hampshire, already started some employees on trial four-day workweeks. Boston Globe reported that agencies in Newburyport and Westport are considering the option.
“The idea is meant to save money by allowing employers to conserve power – and even shut down operations completely – for extended periods. No workers means no need for air conditioning, lights, electronics, or machinery. That, in turn, should translate into less energy-related overhead and a reduced carbon footprint.”