Skip to main content
Climate and Atmosphere
Environmental Governance


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)


Broader: energy
Related terms:
efficient energy use

In other languages

efficacité énergétique
эффективность использования энергии
rendimiento energético
Chinese, Simplified
فعلية الطاقة

Explore content

Follow up the links below to see InforMEA content related to energy efficiency coming up from several external sources.

Multilateral environment agreements tagged with energy efficiency

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with energy efficiency. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.