Making A Contribution to National Energy Efficiency

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July 16, 2012 - 10:56am

In a recent study comparing the energy efficiency of 12 of the world's largest economies, the United States was ranked 9th --with the United Kingdom taking first place. With statistics like that, making energy efficiency improvements to your home may seem like a challenge.

The American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published this first-ever scale, comparing data on countries like the UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the U.S.  The information came to represent the progress made by these booming economies towards greater energy efficiency at the national level in the past ten years—12 countries that make up 78% of GDP, 63% of global energy consumption, and 62% of carbon dioxide emissions. 

Energy efficiency standards for appliances and measurements of energy consumption per square foot of floor space in residential buildings were among the criteria that established where countries fell in their rankings. 

The good news is that when it comes to improving energy efficiency, there are many options to individually make an impact.  Starting with your home. 

MyHomeEQ’s focus on home energy efficiency improvements allow your home to run more efficiently—whether that means improving insulation to optimize home heating and cooling systems or replacing old appliances with new, ENERGY STAR™ models.  Making lasting home improvements is an effective way to reduce your home energy costs and create a more comfortable living space, but also contributes to a more energy efficient nation. 

            

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