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Definition(s)

Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature. Installing fluorescent lights, LED lights or natural skylights reduces the amount of energy required to attain the same level of illumination compared with using traditional incandescent light bulbs. Improvements in energy efficiency are generally achieved by adopting a more efficient technology or production process or by application of commonly accepted methods to reduce energy losses. (Source:Wikipedia)

Hierarchy

Broader: energy
Related terms:
efficient energy use

In other languages

French
efficacité énergétique
Russian
эффективность использования энергии
Spanish
rendimiento energético
Chinese, Simplified
能源效率
Arabic
فعلية الطاقة

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