Energy Conservation

Energy and water Conservation

What Is Energy Conservation?

Energy conservation is the decision and practice of using less energy. Turning off the light when you leave the room, unplugging appliances when they’re not in use and walking instead of driving are all examples of energy conservation. The two main reasons people conserve energy are to gain more

Energy Conservation vs. Energy Efficiency: What is the difference?

Energy conservation and efficiency may be related, but they have distinct definitions in the energy world. Energy conservation involves using less energy by adjusting your behaviors and habits. Energy efficiency, on the other hand, involves using technology that requires less energy to perform the same function. Energy-saving light bulbs, large household appliances, smart thermostats, and smart home hubs like Constellation Connect are all examples of technology that can be energy efficient.

Why Energy conservation?

If you answered, “To save money!” you’re not wrong. But conservation means much more than saving money, both at home and in the business world.

We can conserve energy in many ways and at the many differently levels of energy consumption. At home, simple actions such as turning off the lights and unplugging computers or turning off televisions can help us reduce our consumption and thereby conserve energy. Installing thermostat technology is another means of saving energy and identifying the gadgets and appliances that are drawing power from the outlets even when not in use (more casually known as energy vampires).

At the commercial level, updating older buildings with new, more efficient technology can help reduce the amounts of electricity required to power a business. Installing Legend Power’s Harmonizer, for example, is a great way to monitor and minimize voltage consumption and therefore conserve large amounts of energy over time!

But why do we do it? What's the point?

Here are the biggest reasons why it is important to be energy-conscious and make every effort to conserve our electricity:

  • Conservation can save you money. This is one of the biggest reasons many begin to cultivate a culture of conservation, however, as more and more people learn, it is certainly not the only reason.
  • Less electricity used means less fossil fuels burned. It’s true that we can obtain electricity from cleaner sources of energy such as wind and solar power, but much of the electricity that we use is still from sources such as oil and coal. Fossil fuels are not renewable sources and the more electricity we consume, the faster these resources will be depleted.
  • Fossil fuels are not a clean source of energy either. Conservation of electrical energy can help to lessen pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • As part of the big picture, conservation can also help reduce the risk of oil spills and the threats that coal and oil procurement pose to our ecosystems around the world.
  • In an effort to reduce fossil fuel consumption, scientists have focused money and efforts into developing nuclear reactors. Although these reactors can yield much electricity, it also produces radioactive waste products. Decreasing our demand for electricity can decrease the need for nuclear reactors and therefore reduce the risk of radioactive pollution.

10 Energy Conservation Ideas

So why is it important to conserve energy? While energy efficiency might cost you money up front before potentially saving you money down the road, energy conservation is something you can put into practice immediately, either at very little or no cost to you. Here are 10 energy conservation ideas you can get
started with today.

Here are the biggest reasons why it is important to be energy-conscious and make every effort to conserve our electricity:

1. Turn your refrigerator down. Refrigerators account for as much as 13.7% of the total household energy use. To increase energy savings, set your fridge to 37 degrees Fahrenheit and your freezer to 3 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Use energy-efficient light bulbs. Install energy-saving CFL or LED bulbs in your lighting fixtures to use 25-35 percent less energy, compared to regular incandescent bulbs.

3. Clean or replace air filters as recommended. The air conditioner and heater are the biggest energy users in most homes, and these appliances have to work even harder with dirty air filters. Write the date of installation on the filter to help you remember when it needs to be replaced.

4. Do full loads. Make sure your dishwasher and washing machine are full before running them to get the most energy-saving use from each run cycle.

5. Use smart power strips. Even when not in use, household electronics still draw power from outlets. This phenomenon is called “phantom load”. Energy-savingsmart power strips, which shut down appliances that have gone into standby mode, help you cut down on phantom-load costs, potentially resulting in money and energy savings.

6. Air-dry dishes and clothes. Instead of using your dishwasher’s drying feature, consider letting the dishes air-dry. And instead of using the dryer on a nice day, hang your clothes outside to dry.

7. Bake with glass or ceramic pans. You can set the oven’s temperature 25 degrees lower than indicated in the recipe when you do this.

8. Cook using the right-sized burner. Conserve energy by using your stove’s small burners for small pots and large burners for large pots.

9. Cut down on air leaks in your home. You’re paying for warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer — don’t let that money escape! Check your windows and doors for cracks and gaps, and seal them up with new weather stripping or caulk.

10. Keep your house a little hotter in the summer and a little cooler in the winter. Opt for wearing lighter clothes in the summer and wearing a few extra layers in the winter in exchange for those few degrees’ change in temperature. A good rule of thumb is to set the thermo stat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and to 78 in the summer.

VIDAL is incessantly in efforts to search or develop the energy conservation or efficient products and methods. Our team is continually conducting seminars to make kids/people aware about the affect and methods of energy conservation and preservation.

In association with our partners VIDAL In-house team has developed some of the energy and water conservation products/ projects, which are now available in market for sale. Few of them are listed below for ready reference.

Why Green ENERGY?

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions

Diversify our energy supply

Improve public health

Provide individual energy independence

Save money

Help overcome present crisis of the dominant energy resources

VIDAL (The Life)

VIDAL’s endeavor is to catalyze research with potential to accelerate the progression from nonrenewable to renewable sources of energy for a
sustainable and environment friendly growth of world energy supply.

In association with Tech people India, VIDAL is presenting Smart energy and water solutions for sustainable growth and development.

VIDAL Vision and Philosophy

Our Renewable Energy Vision

We aim to bring all conventional power users closer to abundant renewable energy available

VIDAL Renewable Energy Philosophy

We believe that Government/public/personal policies would steer the evolution of Green energy systems which are compatible and are in restorative relationship with the Ecosystem, without any environmental or social impacts.

Products/Concepts to offer

V-Smart street
light system

V- Smart office/home
lighting system

V-Smart water
level controller

V-Smart Water saver

V-Smart street light system

Automatic switching of street lights

Power saving of approx 25 to 30%

Under and over volt protection

Economy mode (Alternative on/off)

Save money

Latest technology

Durability and life long functioning

V-Smart home and business lighting system

Automatic switching of lights/fan/ AC

Lighting/PIR/motion sensor technology

Power saving of approx 50%

Latest technology

Durability and life long functioning

V-Smart water level controller

Automatic switching of Water pumps

Based on magnetic float sensors technology

Electronic level display

Water level controlling with selectable levels

Workable on any water type

Durability and life long functioning

V-Smart water saver urinals/sanitation

Less use of water for cleaning (Approx 40%)

Self cleaning of urinals/pods

Integral sewage system, no- necessity of external
sewerage system connection.

Economy mode (Alternative on/off)

Automatic switching of Water pumps

Self circulation of recycled water, with minimum
top-up requirements

Run with renewable energy

Durability and life long functioning