New Standard Provides Method for Determining Heat Gain of Office Equipment ACHR News, May 25, 2015. Image credit: Gazebo Growing use of plug loads in buildings as well as insufficient data on how much energy they generate present a challenge to engineers in determining how to best cool a building. ASHRAE has announced a new […]
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 […]
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 […]
Xcel proposes low-cost, off-peak rates for plug-in cars Star Tribune, January 30, 2015 Plugging in an electric vehicle soon will get significantly cheaper for Minnesota customers of Xcel Energy Inc., the state’s largest power company. The utility asked state regulators Friday to approve a rate for overnight home charging of electric cars at a 43 […]
Should we unplug our chargers each night? Tech Radar, January 17, 2015 If you own a smartphone of any description then you’re probably familiar with seeing the battery warning level light flick on at some point during the evening. It’s now become standard practice for phones to be charged up at least once every 24 […]
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.