Tuesday, 14th June 2016

Gorenje partners with energy saving trust – the stats explained

We are proud to partner with the Energy Saving Trust; they do great work in highlighting the energy-efficiency of home appliances. Not only that, but they are able to relay the savings available into meaningful terms when advising consumers, companies and the government.
We put together this fun infographic to illustrate the savings available to those who upgrade to Gorenje kitchen appliances, as found by the Energy Saving Trust.

But how did the Energy Saving Trust figure out these stats? How does one go about working out that upgrading a dishwasher from an A+ energy model to the Gorenje A++ GS62215WUK would save a consumer enough money to buy 72 dishwasher tablets? – taking care of washing up after roast dinners for an entire year.

Well, for this particular example, the figures are based on the EU Energy Label consumption. It takes the average electricity price of 13.86 pence per kilowatt hour and compares the costs of running an A+ energy model and Gorenje’s A++ energy model. The savings made are £25, which is more than enough to purchase 72 dishwasher tablets

We’ve listed further explanations to each of the Energy Saving Trust’s findings below so you can see exactly how the figures were calculated. We hope the findings help you re-shape how you look at energy usage in the house like it has here at Gorenje.

  • DECC, 2013: Energy Consumption in the UK 
  • UK Pulse, 2014: an online tracker survey conducted by EST in conjunction with Ipsos Mori of 2,000 UK adults aged 16-75 providing the latest unique insight and findings highlighting consumer habits, thoughts and actions on energy in the home
  • Statement in full: On average wet appliances account for 21% of electricity used in the home. Caveat: Source from DECC's Energy Consumption in the UK 2014. 
  • Statement in full: Electricity accounts for 16% of the energy used in the average home, this accounts for nearly 37% of a home’s energy bill. Caveat: Based on DECC's Energy Consumption in the UK 2013, using EST's average energy prices 2015
  • Statement in full: GORENJE D98F66EUK TUMBLE DRYER - This tumble dryer could save you £360 over its lifetime compared to a similar size C rated model. Caveat: This is for the Gorenje D98F66EUK. Figures based on the EU Energy Label energy consumption. This assumes 160 loads per year. Average electricity price of 13.86p/kWh. Lifetime assumed to be 13 years- source:DEFRA/DECC Powering the Nation 2. Assumed retail cost of £659. Correct as of January 2016
  • Statement in full: Compared to a similar sized C rated tumble dryer this dryer will saves you 98 kgCO2/year, the same amount of CO2 as driving from 324 miles from Bristol to Newcastle. Caveat: This is for the Gorenje D98F66EUK. Figures are based on the EU Energy Label energy consumption. This assumes 160 loads per year. Assumes a CO2 factor of  0.496kgCO2/kWh for electricity. Source: DEFRA's GHG Conversion factors for company reporting 2015. Correct as of January 2016.
  • Statement in full: Compared with an A+ model of the same size, the GORENJE GS62215WUK dishwasher could save you £25 over lifetime in energy bills. Caveat:  This is for the Gorenje GS62215WUK. Figures based on the EU Energy Label energy consumption. This assumes 280 loads per year. Average electricity price of 13.86p/kWh. Lifetime assumed to be 11 years- source: DEFRA/DECC Powering the Nation 2. Assumed retail cost of £290. Correct as of January 2016
  • Statement in full: Enough money to buy 72 dishwasher tablets – that covers washing up after your Sunday roasts for a year. Caveat: This is for the Gorenje GS62215WUK. Figures based on the EU Energy Label energy consumption. This assumes 280 loads per year. Average electricity price of 13.86p/kWh. Lifetime assumed to be 11 years- source:DEFRA/DECC Powering the Nation 2. Assumed retail cost of £290. Correct as of January 2016
  • Statement in full: Gorenje ONRK193C fridge freezer saving enough money over its lifetime to stock the fridge with £204 worth of food .Caveat: This is for the Gorenje ONRK193C. Figures based on the EU Energy Label energy consumption. Average electricity price of 13.86p/kWh. Lifetime assumed to be 17 years- source:DEFRA/DECC Powering the Nation 2. Assumed retail cost of £979. Correct as of January 2016.
  • Statement in full: This A+++ fridge freezer costs less than £2 a month. Caveat: Figures are based on the EU Energy Label energy consumption. Average electricity price of 13.86p/kWh. Correct as of January 2016.
  • Statement in full: Upgrading your kitchen to Gorenje's energy efficient tumble dryer, dishwasher and fridge-freezer will reduce your electricity bills by up to £45 a year. Caveat: This is for the Gorenje A+++ D98F66EUK tumble dryer, A++ GS62215WUK dishwasher and A+++ ORK193R fridge-freezer. Figures are based on the EU Energy Label energy consumption. Assumes a CO2 factor of 0.496kgCO2/kWh for electricity. Source: DEFRA's GHG Conversion factors for company reporting 2015. Correct as of January 2016.

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