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Cutting emissions in the buildings sector through Canada’s national model codes

Cutting emissions in the buildings sector through Canada’s national model codes

Supported by the sector, a national model code objective has...
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Polling: Canadians support low-income energy efficiency

Polling: Canadians support low-income energy efficiency

New polling data shows strong national support for low-income energy...
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Canada’s provinces lag leading American states in energy efficiency savings and spending

Canada’s provinces lag leading American states in energy efficiency savings and spending

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What the new Federal Green Building Strategy could look like (part two)

What the new Federal Green Building Strategy could look like (part two)

In part one, we examined five high level themes that...
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What the new Federal Green Building Strategy could look like (part one)

What the new Federal Green Building Strategy could look like (part one)

By establishing “net-zero emissions” as the goal of the Green...
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Ontario’s approach to tiered code adoption highlights the need for federal supports

Ontario’s approach to tiered code adoption highlights the need for federal supports

In this blog, we dig into the intent of the...
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Canada drops from 10th to 13th in  international ranking on energy efficiency

Canada drops from 10th to 13th in international ranking on energy efficiency

The 2022 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard is out. Produced by...
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What’s in Canada’s Emission Reduction Plan for energy efficiency?

What’s in Canada’s Emission Reduction Plan for energy efficiency?

The federal government released its 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan, which...
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Energy Efficiency For All

Energy Efficiency For All

Energy poverty needs to be prioritized at the national level...
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Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Building Code

Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Building Code

This past January, Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing...
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Making a net-zero emissions building code by 2024 a reality

Making a net-zero emissions building code by 2024 a reality

The federal government has committed to developing a net-zero emissions...
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How to launch a retrofit mission in the next federal budget

How to launch a retrofit mission in the next federal budget

The federal government has a clear mandate to accelerate GHG...
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Debunking the Alberta energy war room on energy poverty

Debunking the Alberta energy war room on energy poverty

This blog responds to a Canada Energy Centre brief blaming...
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Federal mandate letters signal changes to building codes, deep retrofits, and electric vehicles

Federal mandate letters signal changes to building codes, deep retrofits, and electric vehicles

The Prime Minister of Canada released the "mandate letters" to...
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Why I’m Helping to Build the DiscoverEE Hub

Why I’m Helping to Build the DiscoverEE Hub

Kelsey here 👋 I am a young professional in the...
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A national energy poverty strategy for Canada?

A national energy poverty strategy for Canada?

Canada needs a national strategy on reducing energy poverty. The...
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Want net-zero building codes in Canada? It’s time to create the Net-Zero Building Acceleration Fund

Want net-zero building codes in Canada? It’s time to create the Net-Zero Building Acceleration Fund

A Net-Zero Building Codes Acceleration Fund will further acceleration code...
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2021: Year in Review

2021: Year in Review

We made a lot of big moves in 2021. Here...
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We need a national retrofit code sooner, rather than later

We need a national retrofit code sooner, rather than later

Canadians can expect Alterations to Existing Buildings (our national retrofit...
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The building blocks of minimum energy performance standards

The building blocks of minimum energy performance standards

In this blog, we look at some of the core...
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Tracking energy efficiency in the 2021 election platforms

Tracking energy efficiency in the 2021 election platforms

In this election, all political parties have energy efficiency-related policy...
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Meet the young professionals leading the charge on energy efficiency

Meet the young professionals leading the charge on energy efficiency

Growing up amidst a climate crisis, these leaders are building...
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Plugging the gaps: Part 1 — The current state of play

Plugging the gaps: Part 1 — The current state of play

Buildings account for nearly 18% of Canada’s total GHG emissions...
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Green Development Standards: Helping municipalities act now to increase efficiency in the buildings sector

Green Development Standards: Helping municipalities act now to increase efficiency in the buildings sector

Green Development Standards (GDS) can act as a low-cost, effective...
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No reason for Canada to delay appliance efficiency standards

No reason for Canada to delay appliance efficiency standards

If Canada were to delay appliance energy standards, it would...
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We want YOU to make building codes work for climate action

We want YOU to make building codes work for climate action

The places we live, work, play and gather will play...
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Energy efficiency highlights and questions from Budget 2021

Energy efficiency highlights and questions from Budget 2021

The federal government released an ambitious budget this week. The...
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How energy efficiency helps low-income Canadians: A cross-country snapshot

How energy efficiency helps low-income Canadians: A cross-country snapshot

Efficiency Canada is highlighting why low-income energy efficiency must be...
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Energy efficiency programs can change the energy poverty conversation

Energy efficiency programs can change the energy poverty conversation

Energy poverty is frequently blamed on carbon pricing and renewable...
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Canada’s model building code isn’t on an airtight path to net zero

Canada’s model building code isn’t on an airtight path to net zero

Airtightness testing is a critical measure needed to ensure that...
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16 ways Canada’s enhanced climate plan advances energy efficiency

16 ways Canada’s enhanced climate plan advances energy efficiency

The federal government released an updated climate plan, aiming to...
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2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review

We made a lot of big moves in 2020. Here...
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Without compliance, do new building codes matter?

Without compliance, do new building codes matter?

The best time to plan the “how” in compliance, is...
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Taking action on our commitment to advance gender equality

Taking action on our commitment to advance gender equality

Helping to advance gender parity in the energy efficiency sector...
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Canada’s national model building codes delayed until December 2021

Canada’s national model building codes delayed until December 2021

Canada’s national model building codes can now be counted among...
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When home, school, and work are the same place, high indoor temperatures matter more than ever

When home, school, and work are the same place, high indoor temperatures matter more than ever

This summer, we have already experienced the usual heat waves...
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Celebrating Canada’s champions for an energy efficient recovery

Celebrating Canada’s champions for an energy efficient recovery

Across Canada; from coast to coast and in the arctic;...
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Canada’s economic recovery could be a boon for women in the energy efficiency sector, if we play our cards right

Canada’s economic recovery could be a boon for women in the energy efficiency sector, if we play our cards right

We must make energy efficiency workplaces inclusive, create opportunities, and...
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An energy efficient economic recovery in three steps

An energy efficient economic recovery in three steps

We can build a more energy efficient economy after the...
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Energy efficiency programs are “shovel-ready”

Energy efficiency programs are “shovel-ready”

New benchmarking data shows Canadian jurisdictions could catch up to...
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How today’s economic recovery policies can bake-in tomorrow’s energy efficient buildings

How today’s economic recovery policies can bake-in tomorrow’s energy efficient buildings

Canada’s 2020 national Model Codes, scheduled to be released in...
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Energy efficiency’s role in Canada’s economic recovery

Energy efficiency’s role in Canada’s economic recovery

Canada is facing a major public health crisis and that...
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How can we work on energy efficiency while physical distancing?

How can we work on energy efficiency while physical distancing?

COVID-19 is a health crisis that needs to be everyone’s...
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Remote work tips from Efficiency Canada

Remote work tips from Efficiency Canada

From staying connected, to sharing an office with kids and...
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What you need to know about the new building codes

What you need to know about the new building codes

Building codes impact a significant proportion of energy use in...
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2019: A Year in Review

2019: A Year in Review

2019 has been a great year for energy efficiency in...
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Towards Net-Zero: A Building Code Meeting for the History Books

Towards Net-Zero: A Building Code Meeting for the History Books

Proposed changes to Canada’s Building codes will lay the foundation...
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James Glave: Inside British Columbia’s “Revolutionary” Building Energy Code

James Glave: Inside British Columbia’s “Revolutionary” Building Energy Code

The BC Energy Step Code is steadily transforming the province’s...
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Energy Efficiency as a Job Creation Powerhouse 

Energy Efficiency as a Job Creation Powerhouse 

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Lowest Cost Fuel Source: Make EE a Core Part of Alberta’s Economy

Lowest Cost Fuel Source: Make EE a Core Part of Alberta’s Economy

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Ontario Breaks Promise to Support Conservation

Ontario Breaks Promise to Support Conservation

Today, the Ontario government released its annual budget. One thing...
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Energy Efficiency Conferences 2019

Energy Efficiency Conferences 2019

The following are conferences taking place in 2019 all over...
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Energy Efficiency in Canada: 2018, A Year in Review

Energy Efficiency in Canada: 2018, A Year in Review

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CleanBC Plan. Energy efficiency is key to “making life better”

CleanBC Plan. Energy efficiency is key to “making life better”

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Energy Efficiency in Ontario’s New Environment Plan

Energy Efficiency in Ontario’s New Environment Plan

On November 29th the new government of Ontario released a...
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Federal Economic Statement: EE measures

Federal Economic Statement: EE measures

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“A Smart Use of Carbon Price Revenue”

“A Smart Use of Carbon Price Revenue”

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Why the Ford Government Needs Energy Efficiency

Why the Ford Government Needs Energy Efficiency

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Ontario takes step backwards on Home Energy Labelling

Ontario takes step backwards on Home Energy Labelling

Repeal of Green Energy Act leaves out home energy labelling
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Energy Efficiency can be the Targeted Competitiveness Strategy the Federal Government is Looking for

Energy Efficiency can be the Targeted Competitiveness Strategy the Federal Government is Looking for

Increasing energy productivity can build a more competitive and resilient...
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Study Shows Canada’s Efficiency Resource Potential

Study Shows Canada’s Efficiency Resource Potential

This landmark study demonstrates why energy efficiency can be Canada’s...
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Efficiency Recognized as Priority Energy Resource in Energy Transition Québec’s First Master Plan

Efficiency Recognized as Priority Energy Resource in Energy Transition Québec’s First Master Plan

The top guideline in the plan recognizes “energy efficiency as...
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Alberta is emerging as an energy efficiency leader

Alberta is emerging as an energy efficiency leader

A new energy efficient economy is being created in Alberta,...
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Nova Scotia must increase energy efficiency to avoid a costly power plant in 5 years

Nova Scotia must increase energy efficiency to avoid a costly power plant in 5 years

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Who is Efficiency Canada?

Who is Efficiency Canada?

Now is the time to build on the momentum driven...
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