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Power Modes

Modern electronic equipment usually incorporates a variety of power levels, or “modes” and is usually “on” continuously at some power level. The various modes allow for power management of the equipment – correlating the power mode to the user’s activity level. Most common modes are active, standby, and off.

Active mode powers equipment as it is being operated, and is the most energy intensive. Standby mode leaves equipment on, but powered-down either automatically when the equipment has been idle for a specified time, or manually placed in standby by the user. Electronic devices will return to active mode when a user engages the equipment. Off mode either does not draw any power or draws very little power because it has been manually turned off or unplugged by the user.

Many electronic devices never completely turn off in order to start quickly when the user activates the device. These are called “parasitic loads.” For example, the DVD player has been switched off using the remote, but it is still connected to the power socket and so continues to draw a small quantity of power. Parasitic loads are also known as “phantom loads” or “vampire loads.” Identifying and managing power modes in the office setting is a critical step towards reducing plug load power consumption. 

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16 Results : Power Modes

  • Building Plug Loads - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...can be attributed to parasitic loads (power draw of a plug-load that is not performing...to a low-power state, or it is de-energized to eliminate the power draw. Both
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 572 › building-plug-loads
  • Resources > Planted Roof - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...and plants where it is cooled through modes of evaporation, conduction, and convection...avoid significant energy production at power plants due to this thermal lag. This
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 82 › planted-roof › resources-impact
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    ...agreement on performance in heating mode No consensus on cooling performance...from Target, Walmart, the Bonneville Power Administration, and LG Electronics
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-tools › 3 DanielStuder ElizaHotchkiss - TPEx Overview and Update.pdf
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    ...chillers in a water-side economizer mode 7U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF...high as 55°C Facility Water Cooling Power = Pump + Fan No longer requires:
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › 3 - ISWG_DataCenterLiquidCooling_03072019 final draft 030419.pdf
  • Sustainable Response to COVID-19 - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...controlled ventilation) Use occupied mode whenever people (e.g. housekeeping staff)...maintaining space conditions and powering plug-load devices. Resources ASHRAE
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 625 › sustainable-response-covid-19
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Annex 73 presentation webinar.pptx

    ...frequency and duration of regional power outages from weather, manmade events...monetary values Develop a Data‐Base of Power and Thermal Energy Generation, Distribution
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › Zhivov - Energy planning resilience ISWG 181206 Final.pdf
  • Resources / Case Studies > IEQ - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    Sense of Place Berkeley CBE | Mixed Mode Ventilation Plants in the Workplace
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 35 › ieq › resources-and-case-studies
  • Pollinator Health Strategy 2015.pdf

    ...across a variety of transportation modes, including highways, railroads, aviation...necessitated by these transportation modes are in many instances not under direct
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Pollinator Health Strategy 2015.pdf
  • Enhancing Health with Indoor Air - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...times. This can be very useful during power outages that shut mechanical systems...systems down. So-called “Mixed Mode” systems allow the building to use mechanical
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 626 › enhancing-health-indoor-air
  • Framework Step 1: Identify - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...sensitive to climate or weather? Are the modes of transportation used likely to be...locations or use different delivery modes? The less flexible it is, the more
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 557 › framework-step-1-identify
  • recommendations_on_sustainable_landscaping_practices.pdf

    ...street design should support multiple modes of transportation in addition to ecosystem...sources for landscape electricity and power needs: As feasible, agency operations
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › recommendations_on_sustainable_landscaping_practices.pdf
  • Slide 1

    ...worked right. No longer uses the heating mode Took over 18 months to get local utility
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › LA Courthouse - D Allen GSA - ISWG 180517.pdf
  • FEMP Facility Related Control System Cyber

    ...threats that occur on a large scale 2 modes of gameplay: Intermediate Expert
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-tools › FEMP FRCS Overview Training Deck 2020-10-22.pdf
  • Microsoft Word - Facility Manager JTA For Public Comment V4.docx

    Furniture, fixtures, equipment FMEA Failure mode effects analysis GAAP Generally accepted...security principles Insurance programs Power distribution and loads Insurance regulations
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Facility Manager JTA For Public Comment.pdf
  • GSA Framework for Managing Climate Change Risks to Federal Agency Supply Chains

    ...sensitive to climate or weather? o Are the modes of transportation used likely to be...locations or use different delivery modes? The less flexible it is, the more
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › GSA Supply Chain Climate Risk Mgmt Framework_Final_508c.pdf
  • Building Certification Standards Crosswalk - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...electric/hybrid vehicles. TRA 01 Alternative modes of transportation TRA 02 Proximity...Guide > BREEAM TRA 01 Alternative modes of transportation TRA 02 Proximity
    https://sftool.gov › learn › GRScrosswalk