National Energy Conservation Day
Every year 14th December is celebrated all over India as Energy Conservation Day. This presentation was made on 14th Dec 2014 at Gujarat State Center of The Institution of Engineers (India) to spread awareness about conservation of energy.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - National Energy Conservation Day
AHMEDABAD December 14, 2014
• Celebrated every year in India on 14th December
• The Energy Conservation Act executed in 2001 by
the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
– a constitutional body under GOI, which helps
developing policies & strategies to reduce
• The Act aims to employ professional, qualified &
energetic managers and auditors having expertise
in managing and implementing energy, efficiency
75 % of all world water is used
for energy generation
Why Energy Conservation – Indian context
• @ 70 % of India’s energy generation capacity is
from fossil fuels (Largely Imported).
– 40 % from Coal
– 24 % from crude oil &
– 6% from natural gas
• By 2030, India’s imports for energy generation to
exceed 53 % of country’s total energy
• The exact means of energy conservation is
using less energy by avoiding unnecessary
• Using energy efficiently is very necessary to
conserve it for future usage.
• Energy conservation should be rooted in the
behavior of every human being to get more
Home Energy Uses
Heating and Cooling Tips
• Raising the thermostat temperature costs you a lot. Better to
put on another layer of clothing.
• Lower the heat/cooling by 10--15 % at night or when not at
home & save @ 10% a year on bills.
• Install a programmable thermostat.
• Keep heating /air conditioning filters clean for better efficiency.
Check them once a month .
• Keep air vents and returns unblocked & clean.
• Turn ventilation fans off when they’ve done their job.
• Get heating/cooling system checked annually.
• Use heating/cooling unit of appropriate size for better efficiency
• Use fans in conjunction with AC to spread cooled air more
• Keep lid on pots and pans while cooking to keep heat
in pan for faster cooking & less energy use
• Use proper size pan on stove top burner. All the food
will be cooked equally and all the heat is used to
heat the pan, not the space around it.
• Cook as many things as possible at the same time.
• Keep oven door closed while cooking. Opening the
door allows heat to escape & requires more energy
• Don’t over-cook food. Over-cooking consumes extra
energy that is not needed.
• Microwave foods when possible. Cooking with a
microwave is fast and energy efficient.
Water Heating tips
• Repair leaky faucets to save litres of water in a
short period of time.
• Use cold water when possible. Do wash clothes in
cold water. Most detergents clean just as well
with cold water.
• Insulate water heater and pipes. Be careful not to
cover the thermostat.
• Reduce your daily use of water. If you leave water
running while washing dishes, shaving or brushing
teeth; its like pouring money down the drain.
• Install low-flow faucets and showerheads. Bathing
uses the most hot water in an average household.
• Keep the coils clean to save energy use.
• Keep the door closed. When the door is open the
temperature can change 10-20o. The longer the
door is open, the harder the refrigerator has to
work to get the food as cool as it needs to be.
• Put food in containers with lids. Uncovered foods
release moisture & make compressor work
• Let food cool to room temperature before placing
it in the refrigerator.
• Make sure door seals are airtight.
• Set temperature of refrigerator at 37-40o F.
• Keep the refrigerator defrosted.
• Turn lights off in any room
you’re not using
• Change incandescent bulbs to
compact fluorescent lights
• Take advantage of day-light
• Keep bulbs clean to ensure
maximum light is being
Other Energy Conservation Tips
• Seal cracked or broken windows with clear tape. If the
window pane is broken it should be replaced.
• Seal electrical outlets & switches on walls. This can be done
with gaskets made especially for sealing these areas.
• Keep window and doors closed when heating or cooling
system is on.
• Caulk and seal air leaks where plumbing, ducting, or electrical
wiring penetrates walls,floors and ceilings. If you can feel a
cool draft coming from a window / door in wintertime, place
weather strip around those doors or windows.
• Use nature’s energy.
• Landscaping is a natural way to help keep your home more
comfortable and reduce energy bills.
• Be Energy Smart- Energy saved means Money saved.
• Be Comfortable- By making your home more energy
efficient, it will be warmer in cold winter months and
cooler in the hot summer months.
• Be Healthy- Keep your family healthy by keeping the
home free from lead contaminated dust.
– Keep indoor air quality healthy .
• Be Safe- Practice good safety habits around your
– Keep smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in
proper working order so they can protect you and
your loved Ones.