Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Energy conservation by Green Yatra

Energy conservation refers to efforts made to reduce energy consumption. Energy conservation can be achieved through efficient energy use, in conjunction with decreased energy consumption and/or reduced consumption from conventional energy sources.

Energy conservation can result in increased financial capital, environmental quality, national security, personal security, and human comfort.  Individuals and organizations that are direct consumers of energy choose to conserve energy to reduce energy costs and promote economic security, while industrial and commercial users can increase energy use efficiently to maximize profit.

You can make a difference to reduce climate change emissions by not waiting to start conserving energy, and also by asking your elected representatives to push for strong legislation to move toward reducing overall energy usage and increasing alternative energy production.


1.      One of the best energy-saving devices is the light switch. Turn off lights when not required.
2.      Many automatic devices can help in saving energy used in lighting. Consider employing infrared sensors, motion sensors, automatic timers, dimmers and solar cells wherever applicable.
3.      Consider using use task lighting that focuses light where it's needed. A reading lamp, for example, lights only reading material rather than the whole room.
4.      Dust your tube lights and lamps regularly, as dirty tube lights and bulbs reflect less light and can absorb 50 percent of the light.
5.      Consider using fluorescent tube lights and CFLs, as they convert electricity to visible light up to 5 times more efficiently than ordinary bulbs and thus save about 70% of electricity for the same lighting levels.
6.      Ninety percent of the energy consumed by an ordinary bulb (incandescent lamp) is given off as heat rather than visible light.
7.      Replace your electricity-guzzling ordinary bulbs (incandescent lamps) with more efficient types. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use up to 75 percent less electricity than incandescent lamps.
8.      A 15-watt compact fluorescent bulb produces the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb.

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