Special guidebook: Practical guidelines for adopting energy efficiency measures in residential units in Tunisia: Good practices to be considered when selecting and using household appliances - ESCWA

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Good practices to be considered when selecting and using household appliances

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/INF.4


Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability

Initiatives: Up-scaling energy efficiency in residential & services sectors

SDGs: Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 13: Climate Action

Keywords: Energy efficiency, Building standards, Cooling, Heating, Solar heating, Solar energy, Household appliances, Photovoltaic power generation, Energy consumption

Special guidebook: Practical guidelines for adopting energy efficiency measures in residential units in Tunisia: Good practices to be considered when selecting and using household appliances

October 2021

This brochure seeks to inform households on best sustainable energy practices that need to be considered during the selection and use of household equipment. It provides practical advices and specific guidelines related to the choice and operation of household equipment that can contribute to optimizing and reducing the building’s energy consumption.

The guidelines target the large public, providing in simple language useful information about the different sustainable energy solutions that are available for selecting and operating household equipment. These information covers the following topics: Low cost measures to reduce energy bills, methods of reducing space heating and cooling costs, ways to rationalize electricity consumption associated with air conditioning, energy saving possibilities in the kitchen, ways to rationalize electricity consumption associated with cleaning clothes, ways to rationalize electricity consumption associated with lighting and ways to rationalize energy consumption in domestic water heating. It also includes practical tips that can be followed when purchasing household appliances, taking into account their energy consumption efficiency, and provides some hints regarding the installation of photovoltaic solar systems.

This version is specific to Tunisia, reflecting the prevailing linguistic and technical peculiarities and its climatic conditions. It has been prepared for a large public dissemination as part of the activities planned in Tunisia within the framework of the United Nations-funded Development Account project on “up-scaling energy efficiency in the residential and services sectors in the Arab region”, which aims to enhance the capacity of ESCWA member States in improving and optimizing energy efficiency in the building sector and up-scaling energy efficiency programs in the existing residential and non-residential building stock.

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