Industrial dressers have the latest technologies and are more energy efficient, with most modern ones producing about 50% less CO2 emissions than traditional ones, according to a study.
Key points:The study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that almost 80% of modern industrial dressers use less energy than conventional onesIndustrial dressers are increasingly being used to keep the planet clean, even when they are being used as outdoor air purifiersThe study found that many modern dressers in the market are using less energy compared to their more environmentally friendly predecessorsIndustrial design and design-oriented companies such as the Industrial Floor Lamp (IFL) and Industrial Coffee Table are the two most energy efficient industrial dress-ers, the study said.
“Modern dressers emit less CO 2 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) than the equivalent equivalent of conventional dressers,” the study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, said.
It said this was because modern industrial dresses require less energy to run and maintain than their more traditional predecessors.
“Many modern industrial floor lamps use up to 25% less energy in their design compared to conventional lamps, so this reduction can make a huge difference in the amount of CO2 produced,” said the report’s lead author, Dr Robert Bresnahan.
“There are also more modern models of industrial floor lamp that use less power than the similar models of conventional lamps.”
While modern industrial and industrial design-orientated companies tend to have lower carbon emissions, their energy use is not a simple function of energy efficiency.
“Some modern industrial designers are using their designs to achieve cleaner air for industrial customers, but they may also be using these designs to reduce CO 2 emissions by reducing the number of lighting fixtures they use in their buildings,” Dr Bresunahan said.
He said there were also more examples of designers using their industrial designs to get more work done.
“These designs may be used for indoor cleaning, but the more work a designer does, the more CO 2 they produce,” he said.
The study also found that industrial dresseries used less energy and less space than their predecessors, and that this may be due to the use of new technology in their manufacture.
“A common way to manufacture dressers is through high-tech manufacturing, but many industrial dress makers use older manufacturing techniques such as a combination of cast iron and stainless steel,” Dr Sisler said.
Modern dresser technology is a bit different to that of previous generations, which were often made from metal, he said, adding the latest technology was not necessarily superior.
“This means that the energy efficiency of the modern industrial design is lower than that of earlier industrial design, even if the energy saving is a lot more effective,” Dr Jaffrey said.
While the research did not look at how energy efficiency improved in the past, it did show that modern industrial designs were more energy-efficient than those of their predecessors.
For example, the most energy-saving industrial dress was a 3,000-watt dresser from Ikea, with a energy efficiency rating of 6.4 per cent.
“It is the second-most energy-efficiency industrial dress ever produced, ahead of the first-generation model,” Dr Mavrana Sengupta, director of the Institute of Industrial Design and Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, said in a statement.
“We are now seeing the next generation of industrial dressERS with much greater efficiency.”
“These findings are the first to identify the energy savings from dressers with a high energy efficiency, and suggest that the next wave of industrial design may be much more energy friendly,” she said.