1.5.17 Turning off communal equipment at the end of the day

1.5.17 Turning off communal equipment at the end of the day


The measure proposes to switch off completely all the electronic devices which normally, in an office or in residential buildings are left on stand-by or functioning in the night and at weekends, although they are not used. Electronic devices could be: coffee makers, water cooling devices, printers, copiers, microwaves, displays, etc…


  • Reduce electricity consumption

  • Extend the lifespan of electronic devices


  • User acceptance

  • In office buildings it is necessary to put in charge someone who has to switch off all the electronic devices

Economic assessment

The cost is zero.

References and best practices

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Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices

Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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