23 Aug '11, 1pm

Energy Conservation vs. Energy Efficiency: What's the Difference? #green #home #energy

The OPEC oil embargo and related energy shortages and gas lines in the 1970s… The President of the United States sitting in a cardigan asking all Americans to turn down their thermostats and industries to run factories at partial capacity…being somewhat less comfortable… Sacrificing… These are such graphic images of energy and national security in the American consciousness that they often are the first thoughts that come to mind when the words "energy conservation" are heard. But energy efficiency is a far cry from the energy conservation images and practices of old - of doing with less or doing without, of being uncomfortable or less comfortable. Not unlike the tremendous technological strides on the computer, electronics, and other fronts, energy efficiency takes advantage of advances in technology to provide significantly better, smarter services. Energy efficiency mea...

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