At the end of April, 59 energy efficiency and supporting organizations signed onto a joint letter calling for the extension of Ontario’s conservation and demand management (CDM) programs.
The multiple benefits of energy efficiency can help Canada manage both demand and supply shocks from COVID-19 while improving the operation of our buildings to reduce virus transmission.
We are writing to you in support of the proposed changes to the Town of Whitby’s planning process that will introduce Green Development Standards (GDS) to encourage the uptake of energy efficiency and environmental performance measures that lead to the increased sustainability of new developments.
Measures to encourage energy efficient buildings can be used to immediately scale up capacity and knowledge sharing in the buildings sector, activate local employment and accelerate long-term market transformation.
The proposed Model Codes represent an important step towards Canada’s PCF commitments and low-carbon energy future, they will also play a critical role in the future of Canada’s buildings sector
The buildings sector is responsible for just under 1/3 of end use demand in Canada and is well-positioned to capture an estimated 30% in energy efficiency improvement. Tracking the energy performance of buildings under 100,000 ft2, which account for 55% of the buildings expected to participate in the EWRB program, is a logical first step in capturing these savings.