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Without paying much attention, we use a lot of energy each day — from charging electronics to watching TV. In fact, in 2014, the average U.S. residential household consumed 10,982 kWh of electricity and spent around $2,200 annually on utility bills. Luckily, households can lower this amount up to 25 percent by being more proactive with energy conservation tips. The following are 10 of the biggest energy-wasting oversights people make at home and how to adjust to more eco-friendly practices.
This guest blog post was written by John Martin, Public Policy Consultant at the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). Under the leadership of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), lighting professionals from around the world collaborated to develop the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) credential, a global competency-based professional designation, which was introduced in 2015. The CLD was developed by a task force that included lighting designers and architects from around the world. The CLD designates individuals who are skilled in all aspects of lighting design, and serves as a mark of professional capability. An independent global commission has assumed management of the CLD on an ongoing basis.
Energy efficiency investments make good business sense and they deliver multiple private and public benefits – but they are not happening at a rate which delivers optimal economic, strategic nor social outcomes in G20 countries: Why ? Read more to learn.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will launch its Smart Energy Analytics Campaign in October of 2016, having previewed the campaign at the biannual Better Buildings Summit last week.
Alliance to Save Energy president Kateri Callahan opened day two at the 9th annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum with a morning plenary session, Doubling Energy Productivity Through Government Leadership. The session, featuring thought leaders from diverse industry sectors, provided important insight into international efforts to advance energy efficiency and double energy productivity. Read on for a recap and to learn about the potential for the significant roles of energy productivity and government leadership in achieving the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Examining the energy-water nexus: How can we scale up efforts to meet the critical need for energy and water efficiency in water infrastructure and end uses? - Creating more, using less: How can we leverage continuous improvement and lean processes to double energy productivity in manufacturing?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Subnational governments: How are they serving as living policy laboratories? - Doubling energy productivity: How are private sector commitments and best practices advancing global energy productivity policies?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Big investments: what are the best financing mechanisms for helping small and medium enterprises value and drive energy efficiency? - Carbon scoring: How can capital markets be used as a substitute for a carbon tax?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Intelligent efficiency: How can systems-level integration and intelligence reduce building energy consumption and operating costs? - Utility of the future: How are emerging technologies transforming the utility industry?
2016 concludes on a high note! After an exciting, jam-packed two days of engaging sessions, speakers, dialogues, videos and networking, we close this year’s forum with a wrap up of day two activity. Read on and click through for summary descriptions, photos and social media highlights of today’s Morning Plenary and eight Executive Dialogue panels.

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