Policy Work

Policy Tools for Achieving Energy Efficient and Emissions Neutral Buildings in Edmonton

This report examines how policy can accelerate newly constructed emissions-neutral buildings in Edmonton.

Response to the Request for Written Comments and Submissions on British Columbia’s Highest Efficiency Equipment Standards (HEES) for Space and Water Heating – Point of Sale Regulations

We are writing to express support for the proposed British Columbia Highest Efficiency Equipment Standards (HEES) for Space and Water Heating – Point of Sale Regulations. The proposed regulations are feasible and timely, are in alignment with leading U.S. states, and demonstrate leadership in Canadian provincial climate and energy policy.

Written Submission to Pre-Budget Consultation for Scaling Decarbonization Investments to Achieve Federal Affordability Objectives, Demonstrate Equity, and Enable Net Zero Workforce Strategies Supporting Black Canadians

This year’s federal budget must consider how to help Canadians with the rising cost of living while continuing to take action on climate change to achieve net-zero emissions and reduce fossil fuel use, especially given our economy’s vulnerability to future price increases. Energy efficiency is a way to make progress on both affordability and climate objectives.

Policy Tools for Achieving Energy Efficient and Emissions Neutral Buildings in Edmonton

Policy Tools for Achieving Energy Efficient and Emissions Neutral Buildings in Edmonton

Buildings Policy Work Reports
This report examines how policy can accelerate newly constructed emissions-neutral buildings in Edmonton.
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Response to the Request for Written Comments and Submissions on British Columbia’s Highest Efficiency Equipment Standards (HEES) for Space and Water Heating – Point of Sale Regulations

Response to the Request for Written Comments and Submissions on British Columbia’s Highest Efficiency Equipment Standards (HEES) for Space and Water Heating – Point of Sale Regulations

Policy Work Submissions
We are writing to express support for the proposed British Columbia Highest Efficiency Equipment Standards (HEES) for Space and Water...
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Written Submission to Pre-Budget Consultation for Scaling Decarbonization Investments to Achieve Federal Affordability Objectives, Demonstrate Equity, and Enable Net Zero Workforce Strategies Supporting Black Canadians

Written Submission to Pre-Budget Consultation for Scaling Decarbonization Investments to Achieve Federal Affordability Objectives, Demonstrate Equity, and Enable Net Zero Workforce Strategies Supporting Black Canadians

Policy Work S-FedPolicy Submissions
This year’s federal budget must consider how to help Canadians with the rising cost of living while continuing to take...
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Climate and Affordability in Budget 2024

Climate and Affordability in Budget 2024

Policy Work Submissions
The next budget could demonstrate to all Canadians that climate action has the ability to enhance affordability by creating a...
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Response to the Request for Information from the Canada Electricity Advisory Council

Response to the Request for Information from the Canada Electricity Advisory Council

Policy Work Submissions
The Canadian Electricity Advisory Council (CEAC) was established in May 2023 with a 12-month mandate to provide independent advice to...
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Energy Efficiency Program Outcomes: Latest Provincial and Territorial Results

Energy Efficiency Program Outcomes: Latest Provincial and Territorial Results

Federal Policy French-Reports Policy Work Reports
This report tracks energy efficiency program outcomes in Canada, providing resources to policymakers and energy efficiency professionals.
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Advancing Mandatory Building Performance Standards in Canada: A Call for Federal Leadership

Advancing Mandatory Building Performance Standards in Canada: A Call for Federal Leadership

MBPS Policy Brief Policy Work S-MBPS Submissions
This briefing note delves into the critical role the federal government can play in advancing Mandatory Building Performance Standards (MBPS)...
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Efficiency Canada: Public Review of Proposed Changes to the 2020 National Model Codes

Efficiency Canada: Public Review of Proposed Changes to the 2020 National Model Codes

Policy Work Submissions
Efficiency Canada's review of proposed changes to Canada's National Model Codes.
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Building for Tomorrow

Building for Tomorrow

Buildings Policy Work Reports
Efficiency Canada's new research highlights a unique opportunity to tackle the twin challenges of housing and climate while increasing household...
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The Cool Way To Heat Homes

The Cool Way To Heat Homes

Clean Heat French-Reports Policy Work Reports
By switching to heat pumps, consumers could collectively save $10.4 billion in energy bills and reduce home heating emissions by...
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Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2024 Federal Budget

Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2024 Federal Budget

Policy Work Submissions
Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming Federal Budget. Lowering energy costs for those who need...
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Canadian Heat Pump Myth Buster

Canadian Heat Pump Myth Buster

Clean Heat Policy Work Reports
This report examines 10 myths that might hinder heat pump promoting policies in Canada and the facts behind them.
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Regulating Energy and Emissions in Existing Buildings

Regulating Energy and Emissions in Existing Buildings

Buildings French-Reports Policy Work Reports
Efficiency Canada's new guide offers municipalities and policymakers insights into the role existing buildings are expected to play in meeting...
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Energy Efficiency in Rental Housing

Energy Efficiency in Rental Housing

Low Income Energy Efficiency Policy Work Reports
Efficiency Canada's new report looks at how neglecting energy efficiency upgrades in an attempt to keep housing affordable leads to...
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Benchmarking 2021 Canadian province/territory and American state energy efficiency program savings and spending

Benchmarking 2021 Canadian province/territory and American state energy efficiency program savings and spending

Federal Policy French-Reports Policy Work 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 Canada’s Response to the Government of Canada’s Request for Information

Efficiency Canada’s Response to the Government of Canada’s Request for Information

Policy Brief Policy Work Submissions
Efficiency Canada is responding to the Government of Canada’s Request for Information (RFI) pertaining to regulatory, policy and market impacts...
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Net Zero Emissions Code – Efficiency Canada’s public review comments

Net Zero Emissions Code – Efficiency Canada’s public review comments

Policy Work Submissions
We strongly support the CBHCC for its efforts to include objective(s) for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to enable provincial and...
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Policy Brief: Energy efficiency for low-income tenants

Policy Brief: Energy efficiency for low-income tenants

Policy Brief Policy Work S-LowEE Submissions
How the federal government can improve energy efficiency while protecting and enhancing tenant rights.
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A Policy System for Continuous Improvement

A Policy System for Continuous Improvement

French-Reports Policy Work Reports
A new report by Efficiency Canada shows how governments across the country can set strong regulations, while empowering industry to...
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What Municipalities Need to Know about Canada’s Net-Zero Emissions Building Codes

What Municipalities Need to Know about Canada’s Net-Zero Emissions Building Codes

Buildings French-Reports Policy Work Reports
What Municipalities Need to Know about Canada’s Net-Zero Emissions Building Codes shows how to use the upcoming net-zero emissions codes...
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Written Submission to the Parliamentary Black Caucus

Written Submission to the Parliamentary Black Caucus

Policy Work Submissions
Written Submission to Parliamentary Black Caucus for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming Federal Budget.
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The Municipal Guide to Net-Zero Energy Ready Building Codes

The Municipal Guide to Net-Zero Energy Ready Building Codes

Buildings French-Reports Policy Work Reports
The Municipal Guide to Net-Zero Energy Ready Building Codes contains everything you need to understand tiered codes, the advantages of...
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Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming Federal Budget

Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming Federal Budget

Policy Work Submissions
Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming Federal Budget. Lowering energy costs for those who need...
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Canada Green Building Strategy Discussion Paper Responses from Efficiency Canada

Canada Green Building Strategy Discussion Paper Responses from Efficiency Canada

Policy Work Submissions
We are pleased to provide these comments to the questions asked at the end of the Green Buildings Strategy discussion...
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Canada’s provinces lag leading American states in energy efficiency savings and spending

Canada’s provinces lag leading American states in energy efficiency savings and spending

News Provincial Policy Reports
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Efficiency for All

Efficiency for All

Federal Policy French-Reports Low Income Energy Efficiency Policy Work 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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The 2021 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

The 2021 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Policy Work Provincial Policy Reports Scorecard
Efficiency Canada’s third annual Provincial Energy Efficiency Report assesses policy and outcomes realized within the 18-month window between January 2020...
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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

Buildings French-Reports Policy Work 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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The 2020 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

The 2020 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Policy Work Provincial Policy Reports Scorecard
Efficiency Canada’s second Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard, assesses energy efficiency policies and outcomes introduced or implemented between January 2019 and...
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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

Buildings Policy Work Reports
This report examines how the development of the 2020 model national energy codes navigated this tension between a minimum standard...
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Tiered Energy Codes Best Practices for Code Compliance

Tiered Energy Codes Best Practices for Code Compliance

Buildings Policy Work Reports
Building codes are established by law in the provinces or territories in which the building will be constructed. Compliance with...
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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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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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The 2019 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

The 2019 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Policy Work Provincial Policy Reports Scorecard
This is Efficiency Canada’s first provincial policy scorecard, marking the beginning of an annual process of tracking, benchmarking, and reporting...
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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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What are the Unintended Consequences of the Ontario Government’s Electricity Conservation Election Promise?

What are the Unintended Consequences of the Ontario Government’s Electricity Conservation Election Promise?

Policy Brief Submissions
Brendan Haley discusses the Ontario Government's electricity conservation election promise and makes recommendations for the inclusion of energy efficiency.
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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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Less is More

Less is More

Reports Workforce Development
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