DiscoverEE webinars are a bi-weekly educational series on various topics around energy efficiency. These webinars consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 25-minute community discussion (Q&A) for a total of 45 minutes.

Upcoming DiscoverEE sessions

Rental Efficiency as Energy Justice – Policy Mixes for Efficient Buildings and Secure Housing for Tenants

This presentation addresses the question of how we develop public policies to improve energy efficiency while protecting and enhancing tenant rights. Improving the energy efficiency in rental units is a policy goal beset by tensions and fears of unintended consequences.

Accelerating Building Decarbonization: Collaborate and Electrify!

In collaboration with other organizations including Efficiency Canada and over 60 Alliance partners, the BDA is working to ensure the needs of the building sector are understood, and providing policy makers and other leaders with the evidence they need to make informed, strategic policy decisions.

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Building Performance

Watch: What Municipalities Need to Know About Net Zero Emissions Building Codes

Efficiency Canada has released a new guide for municipalities. Kevin walks through what municipalities need to know about net zero emissions building codes, to prepare for the 2025 net zero emissions building code.

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Watch: Building Our Way to Net Zero

Targets have been laid out for the construction industry – get new buildings to net zero by the early 2030s. Not long afterwards, we’ll do the same to existing buildings in Canada. But how are we going to achieve that? What are the practical hurdles that the construction industry faces?

Watch: Low Rise Residential - Vancouver’s path towards 100% renewable energy

Low rise residential makes up 70% of what Vancouver builds annually (in terms of heated floor area), this presentation talks about Vancouver’s journey towards renewable energy used for space heating and hot water in new construction.

Watch: Empowering municipalities to adopt net zero building codes

Kevin Lockhart introduces the major findings of The Municipal Guide to Net-Zero Energy Ready Building Codes – what’s in the codes, what’s not in the codes, what energy conservation measures are typical at each tier, what tools each city has at their disposal and what municipalities can do.

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Watch: Small Investments, Big Savings: Insights From Our Small Business Energy Workshops

Targets have been laid out for the construction industry – get new buildings to net zero by the early 2030s. Not long afterwards, we’ll do the same to existing buildings in Canada. But how are we going to achieve that? What are the practical hurdles that the construction industry faces?

Watch: Applying energy efficiency skills and knowledge to building operations

Maximizing the efficiency of building operations provides an opportunity to save energy, money, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. In this presentation, learn about the eleven topic areas outlined in BOMA’s Energy Training, which are integral to identifying and implementing energy-saving opportunities in buildings.

Low Income Energy Efficiency

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Watch: Lessons from the U.S: Low-income EE Programming

This session discusses low-income programming in the U.S., including the Weatherization Assistance Program and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and compares notes on the metrics of programs in Canada and the U.S.

Watch: Nova Scotia Energy Poverty Data Visualization Tool Developed by EfficiencyOne

Energy poverty is prevalent across Canada with the rising costs of energy. Nova Scotia experiences significant levels of energy poverty due to the rising costs of energy, and as such many struggle to pay their bills.

Watch: Efficiency For All - Low-income energy efficiency programs in Canada

Energy poverty needs to be prioritized at the national level if the transition to net-zero emissions is to be fair and just, and energy efficiency should benefit all Canadians. 

Federal and Provincial Policy

Watch: The 2022 Canadian Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Our Scorecard team presents the results of Efficiency Canada’s 2022 Canadian Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The Scorecard evaluates provincial policy and performance on energy efficiency over an 18-month period.

Watch: Efficiency Canada’s Five Key Areas for 2023

Wondering what Efficiency Canada sees as five critical policy areas in 2023? These focus areas will be crucial to reaching Canada’s climate goals by 2050 and beyond.

Watch: The Canada Green Buildings Strategy

Anne White of Natural Resources Canada shares the latest version of the Canada Green Buildings Strategy and answers all your questions related to the policy.

Indigenous Energy Efficiency

Watch: An Overview of IESO’s Save on Energy Programs for First Nations Communities

Jimmy Lu from the IESO will provide an overview of energy efficiency in Ontario, the First Nations programs offered, and how the IESO is working with community partners to effectively deliver energy savings to First Nations.

Watch: Supporting Indigenous Energy Efficiency

Hear about what energy efficiency means from an Indigenous lens, what impacts it could have on communities, and how the Bringing It Home initiative is looking to support new projects and Indigenous leadership in this vital transition.

Watch: A holistic approach to reducing energy use in Indigenous Nations

Delivering energy efficiency in Indigenous Nations requires holistic thinking that goes well beyond energy audits, rebates, and ECMs. Learn how Community Power works in collaboration with Indigenous Nations, governments, and utilities to deliver meaningful, community-wide reductions in energy bills and improve housing.

Innovation / Technology

Watch: Air Sealing De-Mystified – A Custom Calculator That Instantly Measures and Evaluates Energy Savings

Every house needs to have drying potential, hence builders have to provide a mechanical ventilation system that brings in fresh air. However, as the house gets older it becomes leakier. To evaluate energy savings from air sealing, they’ll have to conduct the modelling twice. Now, a full Energuide audit will not be required anymore. Summerhill presents a tool also available in an app. 

Watch: What’s next - Planning for an energy efficient future with innovative partnerships

Efficiency Manitoba’s Innovation Fund supports new and innovative energy-efficient technologies and approaches in the Manitoba market. It provides funding for near-term pilot projects and partnerships to reduce common barriers to emerging energy-efficient technologies and strategies and looks ahead to efficiency opportunities that can contribute to meeting our electricity and natural gas savings targets.

Industrial Energy Efficiency

Watch: Strategies to Bolster Industrial Energy Management Practices in Canada

In this presentation, Efficiency Canada research manager James Gaede provides an overview of his recent research on industrial energy management programs and policy in Canada.


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