Zioxi: Should I worry about the amount of energy our laptops consume?

On top of saving you cash, zioxi charging trolleys can significantly reduce your institution’s CO₂ emissions

So, you almost definitely want to save money on your electricity bill and you probably want to be greener, too. Is there a technology that can help? Well thanks to zioxi, the answer is yes!

A laptop manufacturer will tell you that their 16-inch laptop consumes about 50kWhs per year, costing around £7.18 or 14kgs of CO₂ with typical use. They are giving you the best-case scenario here of course, which means you are charging the laptop up, discharging the battery and charging it up again, whilst also shutting the thing down after each time it’s used.

Let’s say you have a set of 32 laptops for classes. Your average student isn’t likely to shut the machine down at the end of its use and there won’t be anyone to unplug the laptops when they are fully charged. Thus, the battery is constantly being topped up, which constantly consumes energy.

With our estimations we can assume that school laptops are consuming more like 140 kWh per year. This costs around £20 and produces around 40kgs of CO₂. Not terrible on its own, but if you look at your full set of 32, that’s £640 and 1.2 tonnes of CO₂!

Is there a smart way to reduce this? onView from zioxi can solve this issue and get you back to the laptop manufacturer’s best-case scenario and better! onView connects to your institution’s wifi and is controlled with a cloud-based system. Smart Charge can set the most efficient charging schedule for when all the laptops are needed the next day. It will stop charging when laptop batteries are fully charged. Even more impressive is Green Charge – this technology receives information from the national grid and charges at the most CO₂-efficient times!

Thus, you can reduce your laptop energy bill from £640 to around £230 – a saving of £410! And you could reduce your related CO₂ emissions to more like 250kgs of CO₂ – a massive saving of nearly a tonne! 

zioxi charging trolleys are available for laptops, Chromebooks and tablets. To find out more, visit: zioxi.co.uk/portfolio-item/mobile-device-trolleys or call us on 01844 280123

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