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.
Plastic desktop accessories include desk organizers, desk sorters, desk and letter trays, and memo, note and pencil holders, as well as other items determined by the procuring agency. They are typically made from polystyrene and are manufactured by injection-molding.
Federal agencies are required by statute to purchase products as designated or specified under this program