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Switch Off the Office PCs over Xmas

AlertMe, the consumer home energy management and connected home company, today releases data from a live study of the energy use in an average small business in the UK. The office of 50 staff was monitored over two weekends to model the use (and waste) of energy when staff are at home over the Christmas holiday. The study highlights how businesses are unwittingly wasting energy, money and contributing to global warming. According to findings from the AlertMe study:  If just one person in the office leaves their desktop PC and monitor on standby for 10 days during the Christmas period, they will stand to emit 4kg of carbon dioxide. This is 200 times more CO2 than 100 Christmas fairy lights Scaling this up across 2.1 million small businesses in the UK, if just one computer and monitor is lef... »