Where does all the energy in your workplace actually go?
One place is a thing called “plug load.” It’s all those appliances and devices plugged in around the office…computers, desk lights, printers, desk fans, vending machines, etc. In a typical workplace, these add up to about 20% of the electricity used.
One way to address “plug load” is with energy efficient appliances. By replacing old equipment with ENERGY STAR® equipment, there are some very good ways to cut plug load. Consider the potential savings from ENERGY STAR® equipment, as shown below.
- Desktop Computer: 32%
- Laptop Computer: 31%
- Printer: 36%
- Color Laser Device: 40%
- Refrigerator: 15%
- Water Cooler: 50%
- Vending Machines: 50%
These savings can really add up. And, this something employees can get directly involved in. They see and touch these appliances all the time.
Why not save some energy, and get employees directly involved in the effort? Plug them into the process.
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