What is Energy Efficiency?
Energy efficiency means to use less energy to provide the same level of performance, comfort, and convenience. For example, an energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulb uses approximately 80% less energy than a conventional incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light and will therefore use less electricity.
Why should I care about saving energy?
Energy defines our lives and we rely on it in virtually every facet of our life. Think about the energy required to power your home: from the lights, the TV, appliances and to basic heating. Unfortunately, much of the lighting, appliances, systems and devices are not energy efficient.
We have this massive appetite for energy and demand more electricity from our power suppliers who are then forced to utilize more and more fossil fuels to keep up with the demand. That means we are increasingly reliant upon resources that are incredibly toxic to the environment and our health. As a society, if we make smarter decisions about using newer, more energy efficient products in our homes and offices, we can reduce our energy bills and contribute to a greener and cleaner planet.