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Energy Use

Energy Use in the Average Home

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's most recent study of U.S. households:
88% have 2 or more televisions
86% have 1 or more computers
88% have 3 or more rechargeable electronic devices

Energy Use in the Average Home
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Survey, 2011

ENERGY STAR estimates that over 15% of all electricity used in the average household is used for TVs and other consumer electronics.
Source: ENERGY STAR, Save Energy at Home, Electronics Segment

Where does all that electricity go?

Where does all that electricity go?
Source: TIAX, LLC. "Energy Consumption by Consumer Electronics in U.S. Residences." 2007

Efficiency You Can See

Want to be more efficient? Look to 3M Optical Systems. When your products are made with our breakthrough display technologies, you'll experience superior performance with efficiency you can see:

LCD TVs: Energy Savings up to 32%
Tablets: Energy efficient, for longer battery life
Phones & Mobile: Energy efficient, for longer battery life
Laptops: Energy efficient, for longer battery life
Desktop Displays: Energy efficient, for longer battery life

Next, calculate your own energy usage, and consider how much you might save when your products are powered with 3M Optical Systems technology.

Here are some resources to help you calculate the energy you use every day:

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
See the power consumed by your everyday devices

U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Savers – use the formula for estimating energy consumption

Home Energy Yardstick – calculate your total household energy use

Additional Resources

Our cutting-edge display films help manufacturers build better, more energy-efficient consumer electronics. When looking for your next product, take advantage of some resources that can help you find energy-saving electronics.

Check out the buying guide to find efficient, ENERGY STAR compliant products:

TopTen USA
This nonprofit organization keeps track of the most energy-efficient products available today. See what's on the top-ten list for:

CNET Green Technology Guide
Learn how to purchase more energy-efficient, green technologies.