Being energy efficient means using less energy to achieve the same outcomes. Energy productivity (doing more using the same or less energy) includes energy efficiency, along with other ways to reduce energy costs. These can include changing energy purchasing contracts, switching fuels and using renewable energy and battery storage.
Being energy efficient and improving energy productivity in our products, homes and commercial buildings can help to:
- reduce consumer energy bills
- protect the environment
- enhance industry energy productivity
- contribute to a competitive energy market
- better manage energy demand.
The Australian government supports the establishment of standards, programs and innovative practices to improve energy efficiency and energy productivity in a number of areas:
- National Energy Productivity Plan
- Appliances, lighting and equipment
- Buildings research and analysis
- Commercial Building Disclosure
- Government priorities
- Green Leases
- Vehicles and fuels