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Lots of technology available to boost our 'negawatt' usage

Reducing energy use through energy efficiency is easier than ever. As we say in the energy efficiency business, a megawatt is the energy you use, but a “negawatt” is the energy you don’t need to use.

Efficiency, as I’ve mentioned before, doesn’t mean that you have to stop using energy-­consuming devices, or even that you have to use them less. It means that you choose systems and controls that enable you to use less energy to get the effect you want. Often, new, energy efficient technologies also offer other advantages over older, less efficient technologies.

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