Introduction

This document provides members of The Engine House with tools to estimate their energy consumption, including both electricity and gas usage, within their private office spaces. These calculators aim to help members make informed decisions to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability.

Understanding Your Comprehensive Energy Usage

In 2024, The Engine House proudly introduces its energy calculator, designed specifically to assess the estimated energy usage of our private office members. This tool leverages the estimated data collected throughout 2023, encompassing detailed electricity and gas consumption figures within our workspace. The primary goal of this new tool is to offer our members with estimates of their individual energy usage. By providing these insights, we aim to foster a deeper understanding and encourage actions towards sustainability within our community at The Engine House.

2023 Energy Usage Data at The Engine House

Electricity Usage in 2023:

Total Annual Electricity Usage: 400,355 kWh

Average Monthly Electricity Usage: 33,362 kWh

Average Electricity Usage per sqm: 6.21 kWh per sqm per month

Gas Usage in 2023:

Total Annual Gas Usage: 197,321 units

Average Monthly Gas Usage: 16,435 units

Average Gas Usage per sqm: 3.06 units per sqm per month

 

Before diving into the calculator, it's important to understand the key factors that contribute to energy usage in a private office space:

  1. Electrical Equipment: This includes computers, monitors, printers, and any other electronic devices used in the office.
  2. Lighting: The type and number of light fixtures, along with their usage hours, significantly impact energy consumption.
  3. Heating and Cooling: Depending on the climate and the office's insulation, HVAC systems can be major energy consumers.
  4. Office Equipment: Other office equipment, like shredders, coffee machines, or microwaves, also contributes to the total energy usage.

Introducing the Energy Usage Calculators

We provide two calculators: one for estimating electricity usage and another for gas consumption. By entering the size of their office spaces, members can get personalised estimates for both types of energy usage.

Calculation Steps

Electricity Usage Calculator:

  1. Input the office size in square meters.

  2. The calculator multiplies the office size by 6.21 kWh to estimate monthly electricity consumption.

  3. To find the annual consumption, multiply the monthly estimate by 12.

Gas Usage Calculator:

  1. Input the office size in square meters.

  2. The calculator multiplies the office size by 3.06 units to estimate monthly gas consumption.

  3. To find the annual consumption, multiply the monthly estimate by 12.

Example Calculation for a 50 sqm Office

Electricity:

- Monthly: 50 sqm x 6.21 kWh/sqm = 310.5 kWh

- Annually: 310.5 kWh x 12 = 3,726 kWh

Gas:

- Monthly: 50 sqm x 3.06 units/sqm = 153 units

- Annually: 153 units x 12 = 1,836 units

Conclusion

These calculators are essential tools for members of The Engine House, enabling them to monitor and optimize their energy usage effectively. Understanding and managing energy consumption is a key step towards achieving a more sustainable and energy-efficient workspace.


Electricity Usage Calculator

Monthly Electricity Consumption:
Annual Electricity Consumption:

Gas Usage Calculator

Monthly Gas Consumption:
Annual Gas Consumption: