How To Reduce Energy Waste

SMB News From NetworkWorld: How To Reduce Energy Waste

Modern surge protectors and smart chargers can help reduce energy waste from devices drawing power even when turned off.

“It’s 1 a.m., and everyone in the house is asleep. The television is off. The computers are off. Your cell phones and MP3 players are plugged in but no longer charging. And all these products are still sucking electricity.

‘Vampire power,’ also known as ‘phantom power,’ accounts for a surprising amount of U.S. electricity consumption. According to a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report, ‘A typical American home has forty products constantly drawing power. Together these amount to almost 10 percent of residential electricity use.’ (For more about how organizations can manage their power consumption, see ‘Save Serious Money With a Business Energy Audit.’)”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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