Three vending machines all using energy, a closer look reveals the unit in the middle is out of service, see the photo below. Didn’t anyone think about turning off the electricity completely? As you can see some of the lamps are still on, still burning electricity.
Powering an appliance that can’t or does not serve its intended purpose is an egregious waste of energy.
I was one of the many experts that contributed to the book titled Building Energy Efficiency – Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia’s Future published by the Asia Business Council. This book covers energy issues and building energy codes in different Asian countries – worth reading. I understand a Chinese language version will be launched in the near future (end of 2008).
Its key point, learn from history and avoid repeating past mistakes. The PDF version is available FREE to download visit this page