Energy efficiency is the use of less energy to perform the same task or produce
the same result. Energy-efficient homes and buildings use less energy to heat,
cool, and run appliances and electronics, and energy-efficient manufacturing
facilities use less energy to produce goods.
Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat
climate change, reduce energy costs for consumers, and improve the
competitiveness of businesses. Energy efficiency is also a vital component in
achieving net-zero emissions of carbon dioxide through decarbonization.
Energy Efficiency Benefits
Energy efficiency saves money, increases the resilience and reliability of the
electric grid, and provides environmental, community, and health benefits.
At home, you can save money on energy bills by making energy-efficient and
weatherization upgrades—such as adding insulation, using LED lighting, and
installing a heat pump—that reduce your energy use and can improve comfort.
Energy-efficient buildings cost less to heat, cool, and operate, while industry and
manufacturing plants can make products at lower cost. Energy-efficient
transportation results in fuel savings.
Energy-efficiency programs improve community resilience and address energy
equity by bringing efficient, cost-effective technologies and infrastructure to
underserved communities, including communities of color.
These communities are disproportionately affected by air pollution and have a
higher energy burden, which is the percentage of gross household income spent
on energy costs.
Reducing energy use is essential in the fight against climate change because
traditional power plants burn fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases and
contribute to air pollution. Energy-efficient homes and buildings are also better
equipped to switch to renewable energy, which does not produce harmful
Resilience and Reliability
Energy-efficiency improvements reduce the amount of electricity on the grid at
one time, known as load, minimizing congestion and stress on the electric grid.
Less load prevents power disruptions.
Reducing fossil fuel use results in cleaner air, water, and land, all of which
directly affect human health—especially those in marginalized communities and
people with conditions that are exacerbated by pollution.
We view energy in a holistic way by considering all aspects of our clients’ needs and help them realize the benefits of a comprehensive energy management and efficiency plan.