Energy Conservation


Welcome to our course on Energy Conservation in Sustainability. This course aims to delve into the concept of energy conservation, its importance, the various forms of energy, their global and local use, the barriers to clean energy adoption, and strategies for reducing energy consumption. The principle of energy conservation, which is grounded in physics, posits that energy can neither be created nor destroyed but only transferred or transformed. Energy conservation in a sustainability context means using less energy, using energy more efficiently, and deriving energy from renewable sources. It’s not just about saving money, but also reducing pollution, slowing climate change, and improving quality of life. Energy comes in many forms including coal, nuclear, hydro, natural gas, wind, and solar, each with its unique pros and cons. We’ll explore these sources individually, investigating their impacts and usage patterns both globally and particularly in Ontario. We’ll also touch on the common sources of energy consumption in residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, and agricultural sectors, along with the prevalent barriers to transitioning towards cleaner energy. To help you recognize opportunities for energy conservation, we’ll discuss typical energy wastage areas like standby consumption, inefficient lighting, excessive hot water use, poor insulation, and the use of old appliances. In each instance, we will provide tips for efficient practices such as using energy-efficient light bulbs, regulating heating and cooling, using appliances wisely, and improving insulation. Behavioral change is key to achieving energy conservation, and this course will provide practical advice on implementing energy-efficient habits, involving family members, and raising awareness about the importance of energy conservation. We look forward to joining you on this enlightening journey through the world of energy conservation, and together we will explore how this fundamental principle can guide us toward a more sustainable future. Invigorating sustainability impacts with talent pool training. This Material Supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #7, #9, #11 and #13.

What I will learn?

  • Benefits and Importance of energy conservation
  • Different forms of energy and Energy Mix
  • Barriers to Clean Energy
  • Common sources of energy consumption
  • Identifying energy wastage
  • Efficient lighting practices
  • Heating and cooling strategies
  • Insulation and weatherization techniques
  • Implementing energy-efficient habits
  • Importance of behavioral changes

Course Curriculum

Training and Ready to Share Resources

  • Introduction to Energy Conservation
  • What is Energy Conservation?
  • Energy Production and Consumption
  • How to conserve energy
  • At home and Conclusion
  • Energy Conservation Knowledge Check

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Course level:Intermediate
Course Duration: 30m
Last Updated:September 17, 2023

Material Includes

  • Presentation Slide Deck
  • Video training Module
  • Knowledge Check Quiz
  • Social Media Posts
  • PDF Report