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Okay so this week I thought we’d have some fun.

Energy management is a serious business that not everyone you work with appreciates but there are some fun facts out there that help you put things in terms that may help others to understand what impact they have on their day-to-day energy use.

  • Lighting an office overnight wastes enough energy to heat water for 1,000 cups of tea.
  • The UK wastes £170 million a year by leaving lights on unnecessarily. (Energy Saving Trust)
  • Leaving equipment on standby uses up to 70% of normal power consumption at no use.
  • Phone and laptop chargers still use energy even if the device is not attached. It’s only a bit but the little things soon add up
  • Even a dripping tap is wasted energy. Each cubic meter of water costs nearly £2.
  • Reducing room temperatures by just 1°C can cut fuel consumption in a typical office by around 8%
  • A typical window left open overnight in winter will waste enough energy to drive a small car over 35 miles.
  • Every 100 Google searches is equivalent to turning on a 60W light bulb for 30 minutes
  • A PC monitor left on overnight can waste enough electricity to laser print over 500 pages. (Energy Saving Trust)
  • If everyone boiled only the water they needed every time they used the kettle, we could save enough electricity in a year to power the * UK’s street lights for nearly seven months. (Energy Saving Trust)

So, a few facts that, admittedly won’t change the world overnight but they might just get some of your colleagues thinking…and as they say “Every Little Helps!”