Policy Work

Canada Green Building Strategy Discussion Paper Responses from Efficiency Canada

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.

Benchmarking Canadian province and American state energy efficiency program savings and spending

A new report by Efficiency Canada benchmarks performance between the Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard and its American counterpart, the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Efficiency for All

A new report by Efficiency Canada shows how federal investment in existing low-income energy efficiency programs can help achieve net-zero emissions and reduce energy poverty.

Canada Green Building Strategy Discussion Paper Responses from Efficiency Canada

Canada Green Building Strategy Discussion Paper Responses from Efficiency Canada

Policy Work Submissions
At the end of April, 59 energy efficiency and supporting organizations signed onto a joint letter calling for the extension...
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Benchmarking Canadian province and American state energy efficiency program savings and spending

Benchmarking Canadian province and American state energy efficiency program savings and spending

Policy Work R-FedPolicy Reports
A new report by Efficiency Canada benchmarks performance between the Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard and its American counterpart, the American...
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Efficiency for All

Efficiency for All

Policy Work R-FedPolicy R-LowEE Reports
A new report by Efficiency Canada shows how federal investment in existing low-income energy efficiency programs can help achieve net-zero...
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Lowering costs and enhancing equity to achieve net-zero emissions through energy efficiency

Lowering costs and enhancing equity to achieve net-zero emissions through energy efficiency

Policy Work S-FedPolicy Submissions
To achieve net-zero emission goals, this budget must strategically dedicate resources to prepare for a significant scale-up in energy efficiency....
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Workforce Requirements for Low-carbon Buildings

Workforce Requirements for Low-carbon Buildings

Policy Work R-WorkDev Reports
The building sector workforce, as presently composed, is not adequately equipped to deliver the scale and scope of green building...
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Efficiency Canada and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project’s Comments on the May 2021 Technical Bulletin

Efficiency Canada and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project’s Comments on the May 2021 Technical Bulletin

Policy Work Submissions
This letter constitutes the comments of Efficiency Canada and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) on the Natural Resources Canada...
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Building the Canada we want in 2050: Efficiency Canada’s perspectives on the National  Infrastructure Assessment

Building the Canada we want in 2050: Efficiency Canada’s perspectives on the National Infrastructure Assessment

Policy Work S-Buildings Submissions
We welcome the opportunity to provide our thoughts and perspectives on the priorities laid out in Building the Canada We...
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Canada’s Climate Retrofit Mission

Canada’s Climate Retrofit Mission

Policy Work R-Buildings Reports
Retrofitting our buildings at the scale and performance required to confront climate change calls for market re-shaping innovations. This report...
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Efficiency Canada’s submission to Vancouver City Council

Efficiency Canada’s submission to Vancouver City Council

Policy Work Submissions
We are writing to ask you to approve recommendation A, B, and C in the report, which will help reduce...
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Efficiency Canada’s comments on the NRCan May 2021 technical bulletin on amending the standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps

Efficiency Canada’s comments on the NRCan May 2021 technical bulletin on amending the standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps

Policy Work Submissions
This letter constitutes the comments of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) and Efficiency Canada on the Natural Resources Canada...
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Efficiency Canada’s presentation to The House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Efficiency Canada’s presentation to The House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Policy Work Submissions
We usually think about energy efficiency on a building-by-building basis and leave the financing and project management of retrofits up...
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Carbon Pricing Expands in Canada, Making Slower Progress in the United States

Carbon Pricing Expands in Canada, Making Slower Progress in the United States

Policy Work Reports
As talk of a carbon tax resurfaces with the start of the Biden administration, some form of carbon pricing applies...
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Efficiency Canada’s joint submission to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Efficiency Canada’s joint submission to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Policy Work Submissions
We are writing to encourage you to clearly mandate Canada’s national model codes development community to develop a highly energy...
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2020 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

2020 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Policy Work Reports Scorecard
The Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard tracks 42 policy and outcome-based metrics across all 10 provinces
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Strengthening Canada’s Building Code Process

Strengthening Canada’s Building Code Process

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Tiered Energy Codes Best Practices for Code Compliance

Tiered Energy Codes Best Practices for Code Compliance

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Efficiency Canada’s comments on Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines’ ERO 019-2132 proposal

Efficiency Canada’s comments on Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines’ ERO 019-2132 proposal

Policy Work Submissions
At the end of April, 59 energy efficiency and supporting organizations signed onto a joint letter calling for the extension...
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Efficiency Canada’s submission to the Government of Canada

Efficiency Canada’s submission to the Government of Canada

Policy Work S-FedPolicy Submissions
The multiple benefits of energy efficiency can help Canada manage both demand and supply shocks from COVID-19 while improving the...
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Efficiency Canada’s Submission to the Town of Whitby

Efficiency Canada’s Submission to the Town of Whitby

Policy Work Submissions
We are writing to you in support of the proposed changes to the Town of Whitby’s planning process that will...
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Efficiency Canada’s submission to the City of Vancouver

Efficiency Canada’s submission to the City of Vancouver

Policy Work Submissions
Measures to encourage energy efficient buildings can be used to immediately scale up capacity and knowledge sharing in the buildings...
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Efficiency Canada’s submission to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

Efficiency Canada’s submission to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

Policy Work S-Buildings Submissions
The proposed Model Codes represent an important step towards Canada’s PCF commitments and low-carbon energy future, they will also play...
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2019 Reader Survey: Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard and Policy Database

2019 Reader Survey: Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard and Policy Database

Policy Work Scorecard
Thousands of Canadians have downloaded our 2019 Provincial Energy Efficiency Policy Scorecard, and visited the accompanying national database of energy...
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Efficiency Canada’s Submission to the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Efficiency Canada’s Submission to the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Policy Work Submissions
The buildings sector is responsible for just under 1/3 of end use demand in Canada and is well-positioned to capture...
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2019 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

2019 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Policy Work Reports Scorecard
A national low-carbon transition requires a tripling of energy efficiency from current levels. Energy savings will be largely driven by...
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Efficiency Canada’s submission to the Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities

Efficiency Canada’s submission to the Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities

Policy Work Submissions
Given Newfoundland and Labrador’s experience with cost overruns related to the Muskrat Falls Project,3 it is incumbent upon the Commissioners...
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Efficiency Canada’s joint submission to the OEB’s Phase I Post-2020 DSM Framework consultation

Efficiency Canada’s joint submission to the OEB’s Phase I Post-2020 DSM Framework consultation

Submissions Uncategorized
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Ontario backgrounder

Ontario backgrounder

Reports
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Comments on Proposed Amendments to the 2016 Energy Efficiency Regulations

Comments on Proposed Amendments to the 2016 Energy Efficiency Regulations

Submissions
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Comments on the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance Interim Report

Comments on the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance Interim Report

Submissions
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Comments on Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations on energy efficient heating and ventilation products

Comments on Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations on energy efficient heating and ventilation products

Submissions
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Comments on the re-introduction of the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act

Comments on the re-introduction of the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act

Submissions
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Submission regarding Ontario Bill 4 – Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018

Submission regarding Ontario Bill 4 – Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018

Submissions
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Budget 2019 Priorities

Budget 2019 Priorities

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Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2019 Budget

Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2019 Budget

Submissions
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Less is More

Less is More

R-WorkDev Reports
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