Plug loads refer to energy used by equipment that is plugged into an outlet. In an office, key plug loads include computer and monitors, printers, and copiers. Plug loads can average approximately 30% of electricity use in office settings, much of which can be attributed to parasitic loads.
Want to incorporate high-performance measures into your building? Determine which upgrades and energy conservation measures could be most cost-effective based on the size and location of your building.
Through FEDSAT, federal facility managers can improve the performance of federal faciltiies. Users can assess their knowledge, identify areas where additional training is needed, and locate free training resources to fill the gaps. Upon passing, registered users will receive a FEDSAT Certificate of Completion, demonstrating fulfillment of the FBPTA requirements.
According to GSA's Proving Ground, low-e window film can pay back in 2-6 years when installed on single pane glass. Energy savings ranges from 21% to 30%, with 29% being the average for single pane glass.
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
GSA's Proving Ground recommends use of this product across all climate zones. Biggest efficiency gain and fastest payback will be in buildings with either single glazing or existing applied film that is low performing or nearing the end of its (~15 year) service life. Also consider this item for lower-performing double glazing that does not already have a low-e coating between panes.