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    Energy efficient/ efficiency

    Energy efficient/ efficiency

    I would like to seek someone to resolve the below question. Thank You

    The below sentence is an excerpt from a webpage
    Energy Assessors are at the forefront of the market because they hold the knowledge and practical experience to make your building more energy efficient.

    1. Energy (noun) efficient (adj)
    2. Energy (noun) efficiency (noun)

    Which one is correct/ both are correct?
    Is energy in item 2 as an noun modifier?
    What is the difference of both items?

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    Re: Energy efficient/ efficiency

    In such cases, in order to avoid misunderstandings like yours, I would hyphenate it as "energy-efficient".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Energy efficient/ efficiency

    Quote Originally Posted by ben9108 View Post
    Energy efficient/efficiency

    I would like to seek ask someone to resolve the below question below. Thank you.

    The below sentence below is an excerpt from a webpage.

    Energy Assessors are at the forefront of the market because they hold the knowledge and practical experience to make your building more energy-efficient.

    1. Energy (noun) efficient (adj)
    2. Energy (noun) efficiency (noun)

    Which one is correct? Are both are correct?

    Is "energy" in item 2 as an a noun modifier?

    What is the difference of between both these items words/phrases?
    In the sentence you quoted, "energy-efficient" (I would use the hyphen too) is correct. It is an adjective.

    I can make your building more energy-efficient.
    I can improve your building's energy efficiency.

    I don't really know what you mean by "What is the difference between ...?" One is an adjective and one is a noun. That is a fairly major difference.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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