We helped the staff at DHL Daventry get a feel for the power and energy that different equipment uses. We set up two systems: One showed energy on our 2m high LED bar graph displays, the other directly powered different loads.
I had an energetic week racing around the country with Doctor Matt Little and his crazy pedal powered inventions. We traveled to five different offices with a pedal powered machine powering light bulbs and monitoring the amount of energy each person produced.
It was really great to see people getting on board with saving energy, increase their fitness level and battle to be the best.
It wasn’t all fun and games as our pedal power military characters had a serious message about turning off computer monitors when they are not being used, lights when there is no one in, walking, cycling or lift sharing the journey to work, every once in a while, instead of driving alone and only boiling the amount of water you needed in the kettle. All things we should already do but sometimes need that little extra reminder.
What better way to be reminded than a bit of healthy competition between offices? Office workers got to break up their day with a quick spurt of energy on one of Matt’s crazy inventions. They loosened their ties, rolled up their sleeves and peddled till sweat dripped off their brows. I was impressed with the amount of effort people put in and most of them pledged to think more about the amount of energy they are using and to endeavor to waste less. I’m not going to lie, I think the competitive element helped but we all know that it’s not about winning, it’s the taking part that counts…Ha! Who am I kidding, that’s what losers say!
Over and Out,
Start a war on inefficiency!
We can provide interactive pedal power activities to help promote and engage in office and workplace energy efficiency and consumption.