What is Energy Use?

Energy use describes the amount and type of energy required by an organization to provide goods and services. With advanced digital tools and processes, efficient resource management and new (or existing) infrastructure optimization, organizations can make strategic decisions to alter their patterns of energy use and reduce their carbon footprint.

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What Does It Mean for Your Business?

Reducing your energy use footprint doesn’t just mean smaller energy bills. Reducing your carbon footprint helps you stay ahead of regulatory requirements, and create a more resilient business that respects the environment. This not only appeals to today’s sustainability-conscious consumers but lays the groundwork for a meaningful zero carbon transition.

The Challenges of Changing Energy Use

Realizing effective low-carbon energy operations for your business can be a challenge. Firstly, it requires you to effectively measure and manage the different forms of energy you are currently using. Then, it means finding a way of changing existing operations for a more efficient use of energy from greener sources, alongside integrating new technologies and processes to modernize old infrastructures and implement new ones.

Real-World Results, As Told by Our Customers

Read our case studies to see how Dassault Systèmes solutions can help you make the most out of sustainable energy solutions.

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Electric vehicle innovator NIO needed to rollout an R&D platform to support its rapid global expansion. The company chose the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its Electro Mobility Accelerator industry solution to bring together different disciplines in its development and manufacturing teams.
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Solutions for Sustainable Energy Use

Innovation is key for building a path to sustainability, and those looking to make the transition can take advantage of several options:

Solutions Details
  • Embrace electrified power supplies to leverage renewable energy sources.
  • Transitioning operations to electricity reduces reliance on fossil fuels.
Energy Storage

  • Utilize energy storage solutions like batteries and hydrogen to enhance grid flexibility.
  • Storage technologies enable the efficient utilization of electricity from renewable sources.
Energy Use

  • Identify opportunities to retrofit and maintain systems for long-term energy use reduction.
  • Implement cost-effective measures to optimize energy consumption while minimizing waste.


Each solution contributes to sustainable energy use by promoting cleaner power sources, increasing flexibility, and reducing overall energy consumption.

Benefits of Dassault Systèmes’ Technologies

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform provides a powerful suite of tools that can help understand and transform your organization’s energy production, use and infrastructure.

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FAQ About Energy Use & Renewable Energy Sources

Ways Energy is Utilized at Home:

  1. Cloth washing
  2. Watching television
  3. Taking showers
  4. Heating and lighting the home
  5. Performing home activities
  6. Working from home on a computer or laptop
  7. Running appliances
  8. Cooking

Energy use is the amount of energy consumed by an individual, group, or organization. Examples of energy use include heating and cooling buildings, running appliances and electronics, and fueling transportation vehicles. Energy use can be measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh) or British thermal units (BTUs).

Reducing energy consumption is an important step towards creating a more sustainable future. There are many ways to reduce energy consumption, from making small changes to your daily habits to investing in energy-efficient appliances. Some of the most effective energy-saving techniques include using energy-efficient light bulbs, unplugging appliances when not in use, and washing clothes in cold water.

The most popular renewable energy sources currently are:

  • Solar energy.
  • Wind energy.
  • Hydro energy.
  • Tidal energy.
  • Geothermal energy.
  • Biomass energy.

The important in Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Facilities:

Energy efficiency involves utilizing less energy to accomplish a specific task or achieve a desired outcome. Energy-efficient residences, structures, and factories minimize energy consumption for heating, cooling, operating devices, electronics, and manufacturing processes.