Join executive director Corey Diamond as we take a stroll down memory lane to look back at all the good things that happened in the energy efficiency sector over the past year. Corey will start us off with an overview of what happened at the national level, and then we’ll open the floor to hear from you, on what your provincial highlight in 2021 was.
Join us for the last #DiscoverEE session in 2021, as we partake in a lovefest for energy efficiency and head into 2022 with an optimistic outlook.
Join Luke and Sasha to learn how they worked together to identify new pathways and messaging to increase participation in income qualified energy assistance programs. Using a combination of digital pathways, curated messaging and incentives, we will share how The Omega Foundation is striving to increase take up in these valuable programs. Evidence from our ongoing Ontario pilot will be shared, highlighting how these tools can impact program participation among hardly reached households.
Electric vehicle adoption is being spurred on by technology progress and supportive policies. Yet the provision of charging infrastructure in many markets remains challenging. This presentation will discuss how utility and local government programs are providing incentives and technical assistance to increase access to charging, particularly in hard-to-reach markets. The presentation will also include design considerations for grid integration.
James and Brendan will present the results of Efficiency Canada’s 2021 Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The Scorecard evaluates provincial policy and performance on energy efficiency over an 18-month period. For this year’s report, this period coincides with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join James and Brendan to get an in-depth overview of the results, as well as a discussion of trends, provincial strengths and opportunities, and the role of the federal government moving forward.
Pocket Change is a project of the Pocket Community Association representing a neighbourhood of approximately 1,100 homes, housing 3,500 individuals in the Toronto, Danforth area. The community aims to retrofit their own homes to live more sustainably and without reliance on fossil fuels. Their goal is to have the Pocket be a “net zero” or carbon neutral community. The association has convened their first cohort of ChangeMakers — homeowners who are now launched on the retrofit road, and are being encouraged by the City to pilot a community-based advisory service to help retrofit 421,000 homes across Toronto.
Wholesale changes for all HVACR stakeholders are coming over the next few years. Every product and system will change: Refrigerants, product designs and certifications, building codes and system application designs. These changes will help limit global climate change needed to ensure future economic and environmental sustainability.