Efficiency Canada’s presentation to The House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
We usually think about energy efficiency on a building-by-building basis and leave the financing and project management of retrofits up to a building owner. In a net-zero economy we are concerned with the large-scale, aggregate impacts of improving energy efficiency.
We are writing to encourage you to clearly mandate Canada’s national model codes development community to develop a highly energy efficient and zero-carbon, outcomes-based model building code as a way to reduce energy waste and emissions associated with energy use in new buildings.
Efficiency Canada’s comments on Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines’ ERO 019-2132 proposal
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.
Efficiency Canada’s submission to the Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities
Given Newfoundland and Labrador’s experience with cost overruns related to the Muskrat Falls Project,3 it is incumbent upon the Commissioners to consider how similar experiences can be avoided in the future. This is why we recommend endorsing a principle of maximizing all cost-effective energy efficiency options before any supply side alternatives are considered.
Efficiency Canada's joint submission (along with the City of Toronto, the Canada Green Building Council, and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund) to the OEB's Phase I Post-2020 DSM Framework (Demand Side Management) consultation, which requests feedback on three high-level...