Conservation

  To reduce or avoid the consumption of a resource or commodity.
  A foregoing or reduction of electric usage for the purpose of saving natural energy resources and limiting peak demand in order to ultimately reduce the capacity requirements for plant and equipment.
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  A reduction in energy consumption that corresponds with a reduction in service demand. Service demand can include buildings-sector end uses such as lighting, refrigeration, and heating; industrial processes; or vehicle transportation. Unlike energy efficiency, which is typically a technological measure, conservation is better associated with behavior. Examples of conservation include adjusting the thermostat to reduce the output of a heating unit, using occupancy sensors that turn off lights or appliances, and car-pooling.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
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  Steps taken to cause less energy to be used than would otherwise be the case. These steps may involve improved efficiency, avoidance of waste, reduced consumption, etc. They may involve installing equipment (such as a computer to ensure efficient energy use), modifying equipment (such as making a boiler more efficient), adding insulation, changing behavior patterns, etc.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

Energy terms . 2014.

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  • conservation — CONSERVATION. s. f. Action par laquelle une chose, une personne est conservée, ou l effet de cette action. Ayez soin de la conservation de ces fruits. La conservation de quelque chose. Chacun a soin de sa conservation. J ai fait cela pour votre… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • conservation — Conservation. s. f. v. Action par laquelle une chose, une personne est conservée. Ayez soin de la conservation de ces fruits. la conservation de quelque chose. chacun a soin de sa conservation. j ay fait cela pour vostre conservation, pour la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Conservation — Con ser*va tion, n. [L. conservatio: cf. F. conservation.] The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation. [1913 Webster] A step necessary for the conservation of Protestantism.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conservation — UK US /ˌkɒnsəˈveɪʃən/ noun [U] ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ► the process of using water, gas, electricity, etc. carefully in order not to waste it: »The main objectives are the conservation of materials and energy in support of the… …   Financial and business terms

  • conservation — I noun economy, fostering, guarding, harboring, keeping, maintaining, maintenance, nourishing, nursing, preservation, preserving, protecting, protection, providing sanctuary, safeguarding, safekeeping, saving, sheltering, shielding, sparing,… …   Law dictionary

  • conservation — ► NOUN 1) preservation or restoration of the natural environment and wildlife. 2) preservation and repair of archaeological, historical, and cultural sites and artefacts. 3) careful use of a resource: energy conservation. 4) Physics the principle …   English terms dictionary

  • conservation — [kän΄sər vā′shən] n. [ME conservacioun < OFr conservation < L conservatio] 1. the act or practice of conserving; protection from loss, waste, etc.; preservation 2. the official care, protection, or management of natural resources 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Conservation — (v. lat.), 1) Aufbewahrung; 2) Erhaltung bei Kraft etc. Daher Conservationsbrille, s. u. Brille; Conservationshaus, so v. w. Conservatorium 2) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Conservation — Conservation, lat., Aufbewahrung, Erhaltung; conservativ, erhaltend. Als politischer Namen bezeichnet Conservativer einen Mann, der an dem gesetzlich Bestehenden festhält und nur in eine gesetzliche Abänderung desselben einwilligt; er ist der… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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