The Scope of Innovative Design in Enhancing Energy Efficiency

Stephen Jia Wang, Lie Zhang, Chang Hee Lee, Patrick Moriarty

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Most official energy forecasts regard major energy efficiency improvements as a key means of reducing energy use and associated greenhouse gases. This paper examines past and current energy efficiency improvements in various sectors and concludes that absolute energy reductions are very difficult to achieve in a growth-oriented global economy with continued population rise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 11th International Conference on Applied Energy, Part 1, Sweden, 2019
PublisherEnergy Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • Innovative design
  • Design methodology
  • Energy Efficiency


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