More and more often we come across the terms – sustainable development, renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, etc. The biggest focus is precisely on energy efficiency – how to achieve them, how to reduce consumption, how to use electricity smarter, etc.

Energy efficiency is the practice of using less energy to achieve the same (or better) results. This can be done through different methods, such as using more efficient appliances and lighting, using renewable energy sources and reducing waste.

Energy efficiency can help reduce energy costs, improve air quality and reduce environmental impact.

In order to become more energy efficient, it is necessary to first understand what energy is. In addition, one should assess the current energy consumption in the home or business, as well as understand the different types of energy efficiency available.

It is also important to understand the different types of energy sources available, such as electricity, natural gas, and oil. Each type of energy source has its advantages and disadvantages, and understanding them can help in making decisions about energy efficiency.

Types of energy efficiency

There are several different types of energy efficiency, the most common type being more energy efficient appliances and lighting. They are designed to use less power while still providing the same level of performance. For example – LED lighting can use up to 80% less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb, while ENERGY STAR certified devices can use up to 30% less energy than non-certified models.

Another type of energy efficiency is renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, wave energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, biomass energy, tidal energy. These energy sources are considered clean and renewable and can help reduce dependence on fossil fuels. In addition, they can provide a more reliable and cost-effective energy source.

Advantages of energy efficiency

Energy efficiency can provide a number of benefits, both in the short and long term. In the short term, energy efficiency can reduce energy costs and improve air quality. In addition, it can help reduce the environmental impact of energy production because less energy needs to be produced to produce the same amount of energy.

In the long term, energy efficiency can help reduce the need for new energy sources and can contribute to reducing dependence on fossil fuels.. Also, energy efficiency can help improve the quality of life because less energy is needed to power homes and businesses.

Best practices that can be implemented to maximize energy efficiency:

  • Installation of energy-efficient devices and lighting
  • Use of renewable energy sources
  • Reduction of unnecessary use of electricity – by turning off lights and other devices when not in use
  • Investing in energy-saving technologies such as LED lighting, certain electrical appliances
  • Increasing thermal protection by installing thermal insulation and energy-efficient joinery
  • Increasing the efficiency of heating, cooling and ventilation systems
  • Use of state incentives for energy efficiency

In addition to the available energy saving technologies, the government offers a number of incentives to support energy efficiency. These incentives may include tax credits or loans to help offset the costs of energy-saving technologies. Some states even offer utility discounts for energy-efficient appliances and lighting.

Energy efficiency is a key part of reducing energy costs and improving air quality, and with the right tools and knowledge, any home or business can increase energy efficiency and achieve maximum savings.


You can find out more about the topic itself on the 26th. January 2023 at the Designing Green Future conference. Participation is free and you can get a ticket through Entrio.