Energy trap office

Energy trap office.


You are always on the job in the job - your office equipment, too?


In the private sector, we Germans are exemplary energy savers. We drive fuel-efficient cars, isolate our houses, use the washing machine when there is electricity surplus, and make sure that we consume the least possible resources. But even if we do not have a lot in our spare time in this regard, in the offices it looks completely different. From daylight lighting to office equipment that stays connected for 24/7, there are lots of small and big sins in offices that you should take a close look at.

Despite relatively energy-efficient end devices, electricity is needed for office electronics.

Meanwhile office electronics is one of the fastest growing energy consumers. Already, 3% of the total German electricity consumption is attributable to office equipment, IT equipment and telecommunications, and the trend is growing. All in all, the incredible amount of 11500 gigawatt hours comes together. This would allow a city such as Dortmund or Düsseldorf to effortlessly supply electricity for 3 years. And this, although the individual devices themselves consume relatively little power. But the masses do it.

Lighting alone can save a lot of energy.

Just switch off.


With such a rate of increase in energy consumption in office buildings, it is not surprising that there are extremely high potential savings in this area. The experts at the Fraunhofer Institute speak of more than 50%, which is already a very nice board. But where are these potentials? The biggest spendthrift is surely the lighting, which alone accounts for 35% of the electricity consumption. A lot can be done here: use of daylight, an emergency lighting or energy-saving LED lights can be used at night. Another focus is on office equipment such as copiers, printers, fax machines and shredders, which also require quite a lot of energy in standby mode. Therefore, you should be turned off when not in use and do not run 24 hours a day. In addition, it is useful to use particularly energy-efficient devices, such as the Dahle document shredders. There is still a lot to be done in the area of ​​heating and ventilation, for example by reducing room temperature, intelligent window systems, modern heating systems and regular maintenance of the air-conditioning systems. So you see, there are a lot of ways to save energy in the office without having to change the whole office. So: Do ​​not hold on, think about it and think about energy efficiency.

Using bookmarks instead of Google saves time and energy.

To google costs nothing - just energy.


Did you know that a normal Google request would result in a significant additional power consumption? It starts a complicated process, which ensures that the boards heat up and develop a proper appetite for electricity. This does not happen on your computers, but on the servers with Google itself. Ask the people on Google times according to their power calculation, since you will be amazed. This is why it is much more useful when it comes to finding terms or sites that are more often needed, and you can simply set up bookmarks on your browser instead of starting Google search every time. So you can achieve a great effect even with small things. And that is what energy conservation is all about.