To achieve net-zero emission goals, this budget must strategically dedicate resources to prepare for a significant scale-up in energy efficiency. Canada lags other nations in the efficient use of energy resources. A recent International Energy Agency analysis showed that Canada has the highest energy intensity measured by total final consumption per unit of GDP amongst all member countries. However, this suggests there is significant potential to cut energy costs, improve productivity, and reduce emissions.
Efficiency Canada and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project’s Comments on the May 2021 Technical Bulletin
This letter constitutes the comments of Efficiency Canada and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) on the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) May 2021 technical bulletin on amending the standards for appliances.
Building the Canada we want in 2050: Efficiency Canada’s perspectives on the National Infrastructure Assessment
We welcome the opportunity to provide our thoughts and perspectives on the priorities laid out in Building the Canada We Want in 2050 Engagement Paper on the National Infrastructure Assessment. The Canada we want in 2050, with more inclusive and livable communities that offer affordable housing for all Canadians, can be achieved via wide-scale retrofits and net-zero new builds constructed with low and zero carbon building materials.
We are writing to ask you to approve recommendation A, B, and C in the report, which will help reduce building permit delays, and vote down recommendation D which proposes a one-year delay in implementing the city’s Climate Emergency Action Plan requirement that new homes be built with zero emissions heating and hot water requirements.
Efficiency Canada’s comments on the NRCan May 2021 technical bulletin on amending the standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps
This letter constitutes the comments of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) and Efficiency Canada on the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) May 2021 technical bulletin on amending the standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps.
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.