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SPRING 2021 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – A PROPERTY MANAGER’S NIGHTMARE

As we prepare to change our clocks again this weekend, I just want to say a sarcastic THANKS. Thanks, George Vernon Hudson. Thanks, William Willet. These two gents, Hudson, a New Zealand scientist in 1895, and Willet, a British builder in 1905, both proposed the beginnings of daylight saving times in their respective countries. While there was interest, it didn’t catch on until 1916 when Germany and its ally, Austria, implemented turning the clocks ahead on April 30, 1916, as a way to minimize the use of artificial lighting to save fuel for the war effort. DAYLIGHT SAVING PROS and CONS Gather ‘round the kitchen table or an online forum and you will find Americans on either side of the Daylight Saving Time discussion. According to timeanddate.com, in modern society, it has been found that the energy saved from Daylight Saving Time is negligible and the bi-annual clock change disrupts our circadian rhythm resulting in fatigue, increased car accidents, and workplace injuries, and is linked to depression. On the flip side, the springtime shift allows for lighter evenings, encouraging evening recreation like golf, walks, and running. The tourism industry benefits from longer evenings as tourists go out more boosting the local economies. More light in the evenings improves road safety, reducing pedestrian fatalities by 13% during dawn and dusk. Whichever side of the fence you may be on, twice a year, the clocks, they are a changin’. DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS HERE TO STAY – ARE YOU STILL USING TIMERS OR PHOTOCELLS? And as you know, property managers everywhere are going through their Daylight Saving Time checklist, making sure their properties...