Elevate energy efficiency in personal, organizational and global agendas - a clear narrative that supports progress, convening partners, matching solution offers and advocating for energy efficiency
Energy efficiency is fundamentally being more efficient across a range of energy-related services. This includes electrical efficiency, fuel efficiency, land-use efficiency, luminous efficiency, mechanical efficiency, mobility efficiency, and thermal efficiency. Scientifically, being more energy efficient is having higher ratio of useful output (e.g., light, heat, etc.) to energy input (e.g., electricity, fuel, etc.).
Using less services to use less energy and is often a behavioral change. Examples of energy conservation includes turning the light off, even if light is needed, or by dimming the lights below the lighting lumens needed for the productive use or need for illumination.
Having the energy service you need without additional energy, typically by design. Examples include using natural daylight instead of an electrical light and turning the lights off when you don’t need them.
Gaining more service (or productive use) from the same amount of energy. Examples include providing more lumens of light with the same amount of energy.
Energy that is climate friendly and long term viable (sustainable) from renewable resources, ideally from multiple sources that can support hourly and seasonal variation in energy demand. Examples include small- or large-scale biofuels, geothermal, hydro, solar and wind energy sources
Using less energy for the same service, typically by design. Examples include having a lightbulb that uses less energy to provide the same light service & having sensors and smart switches that turn the light off when you don’t need additional light.
The term multiple benefits aims to capture a reality that is often overlooked: investment in energy efficiency can provide many different benefits to many different stakeholders.
Access to Energy+
Energy efficiency can increase the services delivered by each kilowatt of electricity and improve energy accessVisit website
Energy efficiency can reduce both indoor and outdoor concentrations of air pollutants.Visit website
Energy efficiency can increase asset values for homeowners, businesses and utilitiesVisit website
Cost-effective energy efficiency improvements can have positive macroeconomic impacts, boosting economic activityVisit website
Energy efficiency reduces GHG emissions, both direct emissions from fossil fuel, and indirect emissions from electricity generation.Visit website
Energy efficiency can induce job creation, improve productivity and decreases employee absenteeism.Visit website
Energy efficiency can lower energy prices by reducing the need to add new power generation or transmission capacity and by reducing pressure on energy resources.Visit website
Energy efficiency reduces the amount of energy used to provide a service.Visit website
Energy efficiency can reduce the reliance on energy imports and reduce the risks of supply interruptions.Visit website
Health and Wellbeing+
Energy efficiency supports physical and mental health with healthy temperatures, humidity, noise, and air quality.Visit website
Energy efficiency can enable higher disposable income by lowering energy bills and other households costs.Visit website
Whether you are a student, professional, policy maker or just someone interested in energy efficiency, there are training resources available from our partners on a range of topics and for a range of sectors.