Energy Conservation

Conservation is the process of reducing demand on a limited supply and enabling that supply to begin to rebuild itself. Many times the best way of doing this is to replace the energy used with an alternate. The goal with energy conservation techniques is reduce demand, protect and replenish supplies, develop and use alternative energy sources, and to clean up the damage from the prior energy processes. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from large point sources, such as fossil fuel power plants, transporting it to a storage site, and depositing it where it will not enter the atmosphere, normally an underground geological formation. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a technology that can capture up to 90% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions pro­duced from the use of fossil fuels.Energy efficiency has proved to be a cost-effective strategy for building economies without necessarily increasing energy consumption. Combined with improvements in energy efficiency and the rational use of energy, renewable energy sources can provide everything fossil fuels currently offer in terms of energy services such as heating and cooling, electricity and also transport fuel. A building’s location and surroundings play a key role in regulating its temperature and illumination. Green Building refers to both a structure and the using of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.

§  Energy efficiency in building designs and management

§  Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs

§  Energy Efficiency Potential

§  Lightning Session: Residential and Commercial Programs

§  Environmental and Health Effects of Energy Efficiency

§  Carbon Capture & Storage

§  Sequestration Technologies

§  Green Buildings