Saving energy in the office - at the perfect temperature

In an era of rising energy costs, growing awareness of climate protection and conservation of resources, energy management is becoming an increasingly important theme for companies. In this context, heating and air conditioning certainly rank amongst the main cost drivers, alongside electricity for office equipment and lighting. Yet the potential for savings is enormous.
Small and medium-sized companies frequently baulk at the costs of the investments needed here, especially if it means structural changes to premises that are not purpose-built. However, it is often possible to cut energy consumption with minimum resources. According to the German Energy Agency (dena) you can save energy significantly just by setting the ventilation, heating or cooling level to suit the actual requirement.


Everyone has their own personal perception of cold and heat. So men are often too hot in the office, while women sit at their computers and freeze. The upshot of this is that people are constantly turning the heating up and down or opening the windows. Neither of these is remotely conducive to efficient energy management. The fact is that every time a room is heated up, more energy is used. A temperature somewhere in the middle, at which as many people as possible can work comfortably, is a good compromise for a start. In offices this will be around 20–22 degrees. Usually this can be achieved by setting the radiator thermostats to medium. In communal areas, staff kitchens, hallways or toilets the temperature can be even lower than that.


An electronic heating controller is a good idea for maintaining the selected temperature. Its clock can be programmed to different times. This enables the temperature to be lowered, for instance during the night or at weekends, when the offices are empty. Depending on the building architecture, energy savings of between 3 and 16 per cent can be made if a night economy mode is used.* But it must not become too cold — because if you allow the temperature to fall too low the rooms will have to heat up again, using considerably more energy. While the heating is on, the doors and windows should be kept shut with a good seal if possible so that the hot air cannot escape from the office. Correct ventilation is also a key factor, so that as little heat as possible is lost whilst allowing plenty of fresh air into the room. Ventilating for brief periods with the window fully open is the quickest way to exchange stale air for fresh without cooling the walls down.

* Source: Peters, Aribert. Nutzlose Nachtabsenkung. Energiedepesche. 2012, 2/2012 (Pointless night-time temperature reduction. Energy dispatches)


Air conditioning systems are very energy-intensive, but in many offices you just couldn’t do without them. Huge savings can be achieved simply by using them correctly. While the air conditioning is on, windows and doors should always be closed. The right temperature setting is absolutely critical: extreme settings use unnecessary energy and at the same time increase the risk of employees feeling too cold. Variance by just a few degrees from the outside temperatures is often enough to improve working conditions. Furthermore regular maintenance of climate control systems contributes to energy-efficient operation, as this means it is possible to control cooling output and energy consumption. It’s usually a good idea to back up the cooling with additional measures — such as fitting sunshades to the windows, switching off unnecessary heat sources, or allowing employees to work flexible hours during a heatwave.


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Enerlyf January 5, 2019 0 Comments

Are you in the green of your health?

It’s been decades we have been conversing, debating, propagating and adopting numerous ideas to save electricity. Every time we pick up a topic of burning issues, global meltdown never fails to top. On one hand, the science and technology is progressing tremendously and upgrading lifestyle while on other, the climate change is resulting into worsening consequences and degrading human life. The same concern is globally dialogued with United Nations and in sustainable development goals, health and well-being is given significant importance. Many reports have stated that rising temperature causes some major health issues like diabetes, heat stroke, dehydration, etc. and in some regions it has resulted even death. Although there has been major rise in usage of Air conditioners to maintain cool surroundings but that too has some adverse effects and there are hundreds of millions who are still not exposed to using modern facilities.

For a country like India, where there are more than 200 million citizens with no electricity, one could imagine the plight and reasons for deaths and ill health due to global warming. In such a situation, climate needs to be controlled and fought back collectively. We must look for solutions to maintain a healthy lifestyle in a way that’s beneficial to society and also allows us to save electricity for unnelectrified regions. And if technology can aid environment or control environmental damage instead of deteriorating it and support in saving electricity, there’s still a scope to improve overall human life index.

Amidst all these conversations and thought processes, one might think how to individually contribute to sustainable life, conserve energy and promote healthy lifestyle without giving up the everyday comforts and innovations. While there’s a lot that can be done collectively, there are a few things that can be done individually that will impact in the long term. Starting with gaining knowledge about electricity, the way it works, energy efficient devices, alternative energy sources and so on. We need to carefully design a healthy life with conscious practice to reduce carbon emission and save energy in all forms.

However, to address this thought and to cope with the technological advancements, a smart energy-saving device has been innovated and it’s called Enerlyf. It offers more life to AC by reducing its usage and also saving electricity bills through its comfy sense technology. Major benefits of this user-friendly device includes low carbon footprints, productivity enhancement, sound and uninterrupted sleep, reduced bills and aids in achieving sustainable goals.

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Enerlyf November 3, 2018 0 Comments

Why women are always freezing and men aren’t?

Typical woman, some of you may be thinking — and you know what? That’s actually right! Something people have for years shrugged off with a smug smile is now proven, and here it is in black and white: women feel the cold quicker than men. So here are six reasons why that is, as well as a solution to the problem.


On the subject of skin: I’m sure everyone has heard at some point that we women have thinner skin than men. The gents are ahead of us by a full 20 per cent on this point. When it’s cold the blood vessels constrict, reducing the blood flow in the skin. That’s more straightforward if skin is thin rather than thick. The surface of a woman’s skin is even up to three degrees colder than that of a man. Accordingly the temperature difference between the skin and the core of the body is greater. The consequence: women freeze.


Muscles generate heat that is distributed around the body. But muscles don’t just generate heat, they store it too. The male hormone testosterone is chiefly responsible for the fact that the gentlemen of the species have around 40 per cent muscle mass even without daily weight training, whilst ladies only possess on average 15 per cent muscles. The consequence: women freeze.


In terms of fat, we women may be a step ahead of the men, because we have a 25 per cent body fat ratio — almost double that of a man — although the distribution of a woman’s fat cannot always be termed an unqualified success. Bum, thighs, hips and chest: that’s where female fat accumulates. In the case of men, the fat is stored around the belly, thereby keeping — you guessed it — the internal organs warm. And unlike muscles, fat can insulate the heat but not manufacture it. The consequence: women freeze.


According to scientists, another key factor in the differing perception of cold is something known as the “metabolic rate”. It states how much energy a person needs to keep the body’s vital functions running (e.g. breathing, pulse). On average, a woman’s metabolic rate is 35 per cent lower than that of a man. That means women need less energy to keep their vital functions going. That’s not such a bad thing, however: less energy also means less heat production. The consequence: women freeze.


Young, slim women often struggle with low blood pressure. As well as dizziness and fatigue, other symptoms include cold hands and feet. So low blood pressure intensifies the sensation of coldness. The consequence: women freeze.


Women are also freezing cold because of reproduction. If it’s cold, the body draws heat away from the limbs to keep the female organs warm. Why? Because the internal body temperature has top priority for women because of the possibility of pregnancy. The abdomen is warm, but the hands and feet cool down. The consequence: women freeze.

So as you can see: there are plenty of biological reasons why women are more sensitive to cold than men. So it is scarcely a wonder that room climate is one of the most frequent causes for complaint in the home & office — and that has been the case for many years.

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Enerlyf September 5, 2018 0 Comments