What is energy efficiency? In plain simple it is efficient energy use and energy conservation. The efficient use of energy and renewable energy are said to be the pillars of sustainable energy policy. According to the IEA, improved energy efficient buildings, industrial processes and transportation could reduce the world’s energy needs in 2050 by one third.
Efforts in this field chiefly concentrate upon developing energy efficient technologies for buildings and homes, industry (clean tech, industrial processes, power systems and utilities) and transportation.
At the end of this article you can get some energy efficiency tips for home owners.
Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of the energy consumption in most countries. Increased service demand, more A/C, more computers, larger houses etc. contributes to the rising figure.
For example, in the US, residential as well as commercial buildings account for about 1/3 of the U.S. energy consumption. The estimated U.S. residential electricity consumption by end use in 2014 was 1,415 billion kWh. Using commercially available energy efficient appliances and technologies, building energy consumption could be significantly reduced. The untapped potential for improved energy efficiency in buildings is significant.
Green energy efficient homes are one of the emerging concepts in buildings. A green building is one which uses less water, optimizes energy efficiency, conserves natural resources and use recycled material, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building.
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