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Title: Field surveys of office equipment operating patterns

Abstract

This paper presents the results of 11 after-hours walk-throughs of offices in the San Francisco CA and Washington D.C. areas. The primary purpose of these walk-throughs was to collect data on turn-off rates for various types of office equipment (computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, and multifunction products). Each piece of equipment observed was recorded and its power status noted (e.g. on, off, low power). Whenever possible, we also recorded whether power management was enabled on the equipment. The floor area audited was recorded as well, which allowed us to calculate equipment densities. We found that only 44 percent of computers, 32 percent of monitors, and 25 percent of printers were turned off at night. Based on our observations we estimate success rates of 56 percent for monitor power management and 96 percent for enabling of power management on printers.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Environmental Protection Agency (US)
OSTI Identifier:
791184
Report Number(s):
LBNL-46930
R&D Project: 483112; TRN: US200203%%291
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Sep 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; OFFICE BUILDINGS; COMPUTERS; ENERGY MANAGEMENT; OPERATING COST; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; SHUTDOWN; ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Webber, Carrie A., Roberson, Judy A., Brown, Richard E., Payne, Christopher T., Nordman, Bruce, and Koomey, Jonathan G. Field surveys of office equipment operating patterns. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/791184.
Webber, Carrie A., Roberson, Judy A., Brown, Richard E., Payne, Christopher T., Nordman, Bruce, & Koomey, Jonathan G. Field surveys of office equipment operating patterns. United States. doi:10.2172/791184.
Webber, Carrie A., Roberson, Judy A., Brown, Richard E., Payne, Christopher T., Nordman, Bruce, and Koomey, Jonathan G. Wed . "Field surveys of office equipment operating patterns". United States. doi:10.2172/791184. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/791184.
@article{osti_791184,
title = {Field surveys of office equipment operating patterns},
author = {Webber, Carrie A. and Roberson, Judy A. and Brown, Richard E. and Payne, Christopher T. and Nordman, Bruce and Koomey, Jonathan G.},
abstractNote = {This paper presents the results of 11 after-hours walk-throughs of offices in the San Francisco CA and Washington D.C. areas. The primary purpose of these walk-throughs was to collect data on turn-off rates for various types of office equipment (computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, and multifunction products). Each piece of equipment observed was recorded and its power status noted (e.g. on, off, low power). Whenever possible, we also recorded whether power management was enabled on the equipment. The floor area audited was recorded as well, which allowed us to calculate equipment densities. We found that only 44 percent of computers, 32 percent of monitors, and 25 percent of printers were turned off at night. Based on our observations we estimate success rates of 56 percent for monitor power management and 96 percent for enabling of power management on printers.},
doi = {10.2172/791184},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Sep 05 00:00:00 EDT 2001},
month = {Wed Sep 05 00:00:00 EDT 2001}
}

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