Scaling Up Plug-in Equipment Efficiency

Plug-in Equipment Efficiency Bill Could Save Californians Billions, Help Achieve the State’s Climate Goals NRDC, April 20, 2015. Image credit: bykst With around 50 appliances, electronics, and miscellaneous electric devices connected to our household electrical sockets, plug-in equipment is responsible for approximately two-thirds of electricity use in California homes. Unfortunately, much of that is wasted […]

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New ST/Flextronics Zero No-Load Plug-in Charger

STMicroelectronics and Flextronics Reveal World’s First Plug-In Charger Platform with Zero No-Load Power Consumption Globe Newswire, February 18, 2015 STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leader in ICs for Power Conversion, and Flextronics, an innovative supply chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and […]


Plugwise Study Results Present Reduction Opportunities for Building Plug Loads

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) recently participated in a Carnegie Mellon University study to confirm the extent to which employee behavior can improve the company’s energy efficiency. This “Plugwise” study focused on how knowledge and control influence behavior and found that PNC employees who monitored their energy use and automated the timeframe for specific devices to turn on and off reduced their energy consumption by 38 percent.