Energy Efficiency (EE) encompasses all changes that result in a reduction in the energy used for a given energy service (heating, lighting...) or level of activity. This reduction in the energy consumption is not necessarily associated to technical changes, since it can also result from a better organization and management or improved economic efficiency in the sector (e.g. overall gains of productivity).
This definition of energy efficiency is provided by the World Energy Council (WEC) http://www.worldenergy.org/wec-geis
The following CP methodologies were used as an input to develop the “Company Energy Efficiency Methodology”:
- Energy Audit Methodology: a 10-step methodology developed under the Indo - German
Energy Programme (IGEN) in cooperation with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under the Ministry of Power of India ( www.energymanagertraining.com)
- Energy Audit Methodology: an 8-step approach developed by the National Productivity Council of India (not published)
- Developing an Energy Management System: a 9-step approach developed by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Victoria as part of the “Energy and greenhouse management toolkit”. (http://www.seav.vic.gov.au/advice/business/EGMToolkit.asp)
Energy Efficiency Websites
International Energy Agency (IEA)
This website provides a wide range of publications on energy related topics, information on workshops, annual energy data and statistics on OECD and non-OECD countries and information on events.
UNESCAP- Promotion of Energy Efficiency and Conservation
This website provides information on the following focus areas:
- Energy Policy and Planning
- Energy Efficiency and Conservation
- Renewable Energy
- Advisory Services.
Publications on Energy Efficiency and Conservation are provided for the following areas:
- Legislation and Regulatory Framework
- Financing of Investment
- Climate Change Mitigation
- Awareness Raising among Energy Consumers
- Standards and Labeling of Home Appliances
World Energy Council (WEC)
This website provides energy information, news and events, publications, greenhouse gas reduction projects and information on “focus” on renewable energy.
Energy Efficiency Publications
Industry and Energy Efficiency
Policies and Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency Programmes
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
EERE is a US Department of Energy Program and its mission is to enhance energy efficiency and productivity and bring clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the US marketplace.
Energy Star Program
Introduced as a voluntary program in 1992, Energy Star is a United States government-backed program. It provides technical information and tools that consumers can choose from for energy efficiency solutions and best management practices, making it possible to save money while protecting the environment for future generations.
The Energy Project
Pelangi is one of the partners in Energy Project, an informal network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from low income countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), and Latin America. The focus of the energy project is energy sector policy. The project aims to:
- Support and build the capacity of Energy Project partners, and others, to be able to address issues related to energy, climate and development at their respective national or regional level.
- Reverse the current general direction of the flow of information among NGOs in relation to energy, climate and development so that information increasingly flows from the South and CEE to the North, contributing to a more equitable hearing in international and IFI decision making processes
SAVE is a European Union-wide program dedicated exclusively to promoting energy efficiency and encouraging energy-saving behavior in industry, commerce and the domestic sector as well as in transport through policy measures, information, studies and pilot actions and the creation of local and regional energy management agencies.