What does energy efficient mean?

What does energy efficient mean?

The term “energy efficient” has grown in prevalence in the last few decades or so. Advertisements from energy companies, labels and ratings on the appliances we buy, and even legislature and aims from the government all use the phrase. But what does something being “energy efficient” actually mean, and why is it so important?
An appliance or object that is “energy efficient” means that it lasts for longer or performs better whilst using a smaller amount of energy. For example, a fridge that draws less power whilst remaining cool, or a home that requires less energy to stay warm during the winter. 

Why is energy efficiency important? 

Energy efficiency is very important today. Energy consumption has skyrocketed over the past few decades, and we are in danger of using up our planet’s natural resources. We therefore need to begin using them more efficiently so that we can manage and limit this growth, in order to safeguard the future of the planet and make sure there is energy left for future generations. 
Whilst new buildings need to meet certain energy efficiency criteria, retrofit assessors help to make old buildings more energy efficient. These assessors play a vital role in the PAS 2035 process and provide essential data which the retrofit co-ordinator can use to develop a relevant improvement plan.
Elmhurst energy provides the tools and accreditation, and energy assessor training required to help assess the energy efficiency of a range of different building types, such as domestic buildings, public buildings, and commercial buildings. 
With over twenty years of industry experience and knowledge of vital government legislation, we are constantly striving and succeeding in providing exceptional quality in all the services we offer. For more information on the training and tools we offer, feel free to contact us here.


Article published: 23th November 2020

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