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Low-Energy Office Equipment

June 4, 2009

When you’re tallying up energy costs and looking for places to make cuts, you might focus on HVAC and relamping, or consider a cool roof. In the grand scheme of things, the energy used by office equipment might seem like small potatoes, but did you know that, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, office equipment is one of the fastest-growing electricity uses in commercial buildings?

Office equipment “directly consumes 7 percent of total commercial electric energy,” according to the U.S. Department of Energy, and the figure jumps by 30 percent when you consider the energy used by HVAC systems to displace the waste heat generated by office equipment.

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