A TEKVOX Energy Management Solution can help schools that regularly install video projectors and monitors to enhance the learning experience, but often overlook the operating cost. It is not uncommon for projectors to be left on overnight or over a weekend. When a projector is operating, it consumes lamp life, energy and produces additional heat for the HVAC system to remove. Not only should there be a concern about the projector’s usage but also its cost to operate. A typical projector will cost about $324 a year (180 days) to operate and consume 250 kWh of electricity. However, if your school district has 1000 projectors, the district is spending $324,000 and consuming 250,214 kWh of electricity annually just to operate their projectors.