Phantom Power Reduction

Even when turned off, electronic devices that are plugged into wall sockets constantly draw energy, a phenomena known as phantom power usage. HCC is implementing systems that reduce the amount of power drawn through electronics when they are not being used. The sum of every electronic device plugged in on campus amounts to one of the most significant energy uses at HCC, and therefore this project alone is expected to save approximately $65,000 annually. The savings may not be as substantial, but you can do the same thing at home. Unplug your toaster, microwave and coffee maker. Consider putting your computer and printer on a power strip that you turn off when you're away from home. 


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