Property advisor, Savills Ireland and smart energy company, Pinergy, have partnered to launch the Savills-Pinergy Energy Monitor, to study the impact of social distancing and stay at home measures on energy consumption.
Results from the new Savills-Pinergy Energy Monitor highlight the impact that the latest Covid-19 restrictions are having on changing patterns of energy consumption in the home.
The first, in a series of analyses, was carried out for the month of March – comparing the first two weeks and the second two weeks using Pinergy smart meter data – and revealed the following:
According to Sharyn McAndrew, Head of Energy and Sustainability at Savills Ireland, the current restrictions are promoting a better work-life balance – albeit temporarily “In recent years, employers have looked at various ways to improve the wellness and work-life balance of their staff, but there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. For many, the daily commute, school drop-offs, grocery shopping, dinner preparation – amongst others – leaves very little time for anything else. However, the data from Pinergy reveals a drastic change in working patterns over the past month – we are getting more sleep, we are less engaged in electronic devices in the evening, and hopefully getting more exercise. Going forward, the challenge for employers will be to ensure some of this new-found balance in our day can be maintained once the current restrictions come to an end.”
Savills and Pinergy have prepared a number of energy-saving tips for Stay at Home https://pinergy.ie/customer-info/energy-tips-for-stay-at-home