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.
Binders, clipboards, file folders, clip portfolio, and presentation folders are commonly used office products made from a variety of materials. Clipboards, file folders, clip portfolios and presentation folders can be made of solid plastic containing recovered materials.
Federal agencies are required by statute to purchase products as designated or specified under this program