Investing in energy efficiency
Energy efficiency means the substitution of energy consumption with intelligent and innovative products and clever process management. Examples of energy efficiency are given on the page about Energy-efficient technologies: from the 1.5 litre car and notebook technology to the extremely energy saving refrigerator and the energy-saving lamp.
Improving efficiency usually requires some additional investment. Whether this investment is worthwhile or not, needs to be examined in each individual case. It is a fact that in the last few years, a great number of procedures for further efficiency have been developed and many of the established methods are now becoming quite attractive in the light of rising energy prices. More about this topic can be found on the following pages.
Improved energy efficiency can be applied everywhere. Efficiency can be improved wherever services requiring energy are being provided. These measures can be carried out together with new acquisitions or during a modernisation. In some cases, it is even worthwhile to replace old systems as soon as possible, for example, incandescent bulbs can be replaced by compact fluorescent lamps or LED light sources.
Are Passive Houses cost-effective?
Superior thermal protection is affordable