Infographic: What is plug load and how does it increase your energy bill?

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The expanding use of technology in our lives, and particularly in business, is making it much more efficient to accomplish daily tasks. But one thing that is not being made more efficient is our energy usage with these devices. Between phones, tablets, computers, monitors and printers, plug load is starting to have a substantial effect on our energy consumption, estimated at $41 billion in expenses.

This infographic illustrates just how much energy is being attributed to plug load, and it is clear the problem will only get worse if we don’t begin to take action and reduce our energy consumption.

Plug load infographic

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Located in Toronto, Ontario, Ian is the co-founder and managing editor of Greener Ideal. Add Ian to your Circles on Google+ or Follow on Twitter @iapa.