Introduction

Welcome to the section of our website on energy efficiency and conservation.

Energy Conservation is the first step to reducing your energy consumption. This involves a change in behaviour to eliminate waste through rational use so as to reduce spending. For example, set your A/C unit to 26°C so you feel cool NOT cold.

Energy Efficiency (EE) is the next step and requires financial expenditure to purchase energy efficient appliances, which use less energy to provide the same service.  For example, replacing your incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient light bulbs (e.g. CFL, LED).

Energy Efficiency:


Energy Efficiency is an approach to manage the energy consumption. It is “using less energy to do same work”. For example, a LED bulb of 6 -8 W can give the same luminance as a 60 W Incandesant bulb by using less energy (electricity) for the same work and hence LED bulb is considered more energy efficient.
So when you replace an appliance or choose to buy an energy efficient appliance, such as refrigerator, washing machine, or air conditioner or even your gadgets for computer or music system, the new appliance will provide the same service but uses less energy.
This results in saving your money on your energy bill, and reduces the amount of greenhouse gases going into atmosphere.

 

Energy Conservation:


Energy efficiency is not energy conservation. Energy conservation is reducing or stopping the use of an appliance in order to save energy. It is a change in behavior. For example, Turning off light is conservation or recycling of used materials can be considered conservation.
Both energy efficiency and energy conservation results in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions.