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Canada Electricity Advisory Council Recognizes the Demand Side

Canada Electricity Advisory Council Recognizes the Demand Side

On June 10, 2024, the Canada Electricity Advisory Council publicly released its Final Report, Powering Canada: A blueprint for success....
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Why Canada Should Phase Out Fuel Oil for Space and Water Heating

Why Canada Should Phase Out Fuel Oil for Space and Water Heating

Fuel oil is Canada's most polluting way of heating buildings and water. All new systems should use a more energy-efficient...
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Toronto Moving Ahead on Building Performance Standards: What You Need to Know 

Toronto Moving Ahead on Building Performance Standards: What You Need to Know 

Toronto is joining other major North American cities in mandating building performance standards.
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Canadian Heat Pump Myth Buster

Canadian Heat Pump Myth Buster

Heat pumps offer building owners and occupants many benefits including increased comfort, often lower utility costs and access to efficient...
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Unlocking the Potential of Mandatory Building Performance Standards through Benchmarking

Unlocking the Potential of Mandatory Building Performance Standards through Benchmarking

Explore solutions to enhance benchmarking adoption, drawing on lessons from other jurisdictions.
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Making the case: Why we need Mandatory Building Performance Standards in Canada

Making the case: Why we need Mandatory Building Performance Standards in Canada

Ambitious action on the part of Canada’s sub-national governments will ensure that all stakeholders in the buildings sector — including...
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2022 Year in Review

2022 Year in Review

Energy Efficiency had a big year in 2022. We saw some major advancements in the sector and made some substantial...
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Provincial and Territorial Tiered Energy Code Adoption Landscape

Provincial and Territorial Tiered Energy Code Adoption Landscape

To make new buildings climate-ready and affordable, provinces and territories should use the tiered code framework as intended by graduating...
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New data shows need to expand low-income energy efficiency funding to target all fuels

New data shows need to expand low-income energy efficiency funding to target all fuels

With energy costs going up, and low-income Canadians spending more on electricity and natural gas than fuel oil, we need...
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Clean Electricity and Energy Efficiency

Clean Electricity and Energy Efficiency

The federal government is working on creating a Clean Electricity Regulation that will result in net zero electricity across Canada...
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The feds deliver (limited) support for low-income energy efficiency

The feds deliver (limited) support for low-income energy efficiency

New federal funding aims to address climate change and affordability, but is it sufficient?
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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 been put forward that recognizes the impact of operational and...
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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 efficiency. However, the federal government still has no strategy to...
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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 could help guide Canada’s new federal Green Building Strategy. Part...
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