Standby Power, DSR and How Offices Waste Thousands in Electricity
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We all know how lax electricity usage can ramp-up our bills in the home; from over-usage of heating and chargers, to leaving devices on standby. All significantly increase our energy bills. So it may well come as no surprise that Facilities Management Journal (1) highlights how offices are wasting thousands on unused electricity too. Failing to turn off electrical equipment when it’s not in use is costing businesses a fortune each year. When one considers that office computers are left unattended for circa two hours each day for breaks, during this time, each computer uses in the region of 200 watts of electricity, costing around 1.5p per hour. Lights are another culprit. One hundred light bulbs left on unnecessarily for just two hours per day will cost an organisation in the region of £470 over a year. The Energy Saving Trust (1) echoes these findings and highlights that the UK wastes £170 million each year by simply leaving lights on in empty rooms. It also states that leaving devices including TVs, laptops, printers and cordless phones on standby can add £30 to average household bills. Additional research from University of Cambridge examines how most photocopiers are switched on all day, yet used only 20 per cent of the time, something that can account for £320 in wasted electricity every single year.
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(1) Offices waste thousands on unused electricity – Facilities Management Journal, September 2018