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EcoTip #4: Stair down energy usage!

When you goto work or any other place with an elevator, it's easiest just to wait for it and ride it up to your floor.  This makes sense to most people...you have an elevator, why not use it?

Well, the average office elevator uses 350 watts of electricity to go from one floor to the next¹.  That means that if you work on the fourth floor, you are using a total of about 2100 watts every day to get to and from your office, just by using the elevator!  By taking the stairs, you can save all of that electricity, plus you won't have to wait around for the elevator or be subject to many of those awkward "elevator conversations."  You'll get some good exercise, too!

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May 2007

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