World Energy Efficiency Day – This Thursday, March 5, the World Energy Efficiency Day is celebrated, a date which seeks the awareness that party. As every year, seeks to reflect and to reflect on the wise use and, above all, irrational, we do energy, in order to improve efficiency.
Still, the fact is that there is reason to party, reasons to rejoice and celebrate because, despite the unstoppable advance of fossil fuels, renewables are increasingly used and awareness is also higher.
The objective pursued is not so much to consume less, but to use the energy to some other uses meeting the needs, and without wasting always looking for ways to find a balance between their production, use or abuse and environmental care.
Specifically, looking after the environment slowing climate change (fossil fuels are large emitters of CO2) and avoiding environmental impacts of any other type. It is, in short, look for a rational use of energy, and it is as compatible with sustainability, understood as a concept that allows both saving and sufficient to ensure the comfort and welfare of the modern world supply.
Some practical tips
The concept of energy efficiency is key when it comes to finding ways to maintain a quality of life domestically and citizen, just as it can be applied to the industrial field. Therefore, responsibility or, if you will, the ability to enable intelligent energy saving is a duty of citizens and politicians.
Get the same goods and energy services using less energy resources is possible with good practices and improving processes, investing in recycling, green energy, the use of cleaner products and intelligent consumption, using just enough energy.
At home and in the office are many small eco-friendly gestures that can make a difference, from using energy saving light bulbs to choose efficient equipment or disconnecting electrical appliances that do not use, and avoid the vampire consumption, opt for tender before using the dryer, load the washer drum to make every wash, and do the same with other large appliances such as the dishwasher, the refrigerator, the air conditioning or cooking with gas hob or in a convection cooking.
Proposed energy audits
This March 5, 2015, Friends of the Earth will use the anniversary to launch a project of domestic energy audits which seeks to improve the efficiency and energy saving in 150 households, promoting the reduction of CO2 emissions.
From the results of this initiative may then apply to similar projects rest of the population, reported in a press release the association, in which the project is explained in detail. Specifically, energy consumption and housing characteristics of the Atlantic area (Galicia), continental (Galicia, Madrid and La Rioja) and Mediterranean (Balearic) be audited, after advising slum dwellers how to implement measures efficiency and savings.
After performing the audits, they will be collected and processed the data provided to develop a statistical study in order to obtain a representative sample in each area serve as a model to extrapolate as general advice to the population of each one of them. Thus, criteria to implement measures that reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and, more generally, it is expected “to contribute to a conscious and responsible consumption towards efficiency, ideally through a Community energy be established and renewable “point from the organization.