We don’t usually pay a lot of attention to the power strips buried under our desk in the cord spaghetti but maybe we should. Because an eco-friendly power strip like EcoStrip might just hold the secret to saving real money by harnessing the power of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency remains a huge opportunity for homes, offices, and corporate sustainability programs to save resources and save money, estimated by McKinsey and Company in 2009 to represent over a trillion dollars in potential savings. Solutions often involve long lists of things we should do like turning out the lights but the best solutions are simple and making savings automatic. One of these is EcoStrip, an eco-friendly power strip that saves energy and saves money all on its own without nagging anyone or sending memos about recycling. If you’re in charge of producing solid results with your company’s sustainability efforts, EcoStrip is a solution to consider because the results are automatic, significant, and boost the bottom line.
EcoStrip works like a regular power strip most of the time, with several plugs for your computer and peripherals. When you turn of the computer though, the computer controlled power strip turns off power to the other devices connected to it. There’s not a big down side to turning off electronics that are not being used, and the upside is that with a small investment you’ll save a significant amount of money. The founders of the patented EcoStrip estimate that one of their energy-saving power strips can save up to $100 a year, and pay for itself with an ROI as short as 90 days. And if you have hundreds or even thousands of computers and peripherals, the opportunity for savings is that much greater.
This is the kind of low-hanging fruit most green teams dream of, just plug it in and it goes. If only getting people to recycle was that easy. Check out the ‘ROI Calculator‘ on their website and see how much you could possibly save by grabbing a few of these EcoStrips. It might be more than you think!