Portable Energy Meter

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The GC Sustainability Council now has a portable energy meter, which can be used to record energy usage for anything that can be plugged into a 120v socket.  This graphic shows watts and monthly cost for a standard desktop computer (about 100 watts), which drops to 6 watts when the computer was shut down.  Those six watts kept running (from the power adapters for peripherals) until the power strip was shut off.

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We’ll be using this data logger to get better information on where our power is being used on campus.  Contact us at green@gcsu.edu with ideas for implementation!

 

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