Meet 12 individuals helping Canada meet its climate goals

April 21, 2022

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OTTAWA, April 21, 2022 — On Earth Day, Efficiency Canada will unveil its 2022 Energy Champions — 12 individuals whose diverse career trajectories exemplify the employment possibilities in energy efficiency.

Their stories range from a former power plant worker helping small businesses implement energy-saving measures in Kelowna, to an efficiency advisor helping retrofit all municipal-owned buildings in Charlottetown.

“Energy efficiency has become a massive sector in Canada’s economy: hundreds of thousands of people working from coat-to-coast-to-coast to help Canada and the world meet its climate goals,” says Corey Diamond, executive director at Efficiency Canada. “It truly is a great news story for the economy and the environment.”

With energy efficiency playing an increasingly prominent role in Canada’s climate plans, demand for skilled workers is growing. To help, Efficiency Canada has launched DiscoverEE — an online portal that is helping more people join the energy efficiency industry in Canada.

“DiscoverEE is a space where individuals can learn about job opportunities, meet others working in the sector, and access free training for in-demand careers like energy management and insulation installation,” says Diamond.

Diamond hopes the Energy Champions sometimes-unconventional journeys into the sector will inspire more people to pursue a career in energy efficiency.

“Earth Day 2022 is another reminder for us to invest in our planet. Calling on experts from your community — people who can help with solutions like better insulation, smart home technologies, or thoughtful construction — is a great way to do just that.” says Diamond.

View new and former Energy Champions, and learn about their career journey at www.ohe.efficiencycanada.org 

 

About Efficiency Canada

Efficiency Canada is the national voice for an energy efficient economy. We envision a future where Canada uses energy efficiency to its fullest potential. This means maximizing the benefits of energy efficiency resulting in a sustainable environment, a productive economy, and a just and equitable society.

Efficiency Canada is housed at Carleton University’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre, which is located on the traditional unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.

www.efficiencycanada.org 

Media contact:

Gillian Welsey, Director of Communications, Efficiency Canada

media@efficiencycanada.org

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