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Learn About Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency for buildings – A guide by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) on integrated design, energy codes, building life cycle, commissioning, recommissioning, retrofitting. 

Energy efficiency tips – Learn about the latest news and tips on energy efficiency at work and home from NRCan. 

Energy efficiency certification – A guide to ENERGY STAR‘s energy efficiency rating for buildings. 

Resources for small businesses – Read Save on Energy‘s energy-saving tips and resources to get started on your journey towards a more efficient business. 

Get an Energy Audit

Conducting an energy audit – A detailed explanation of what conducting an energy audit in your place of business involves by NRCan. 

EnviroCentre’s green audits – EnviroCentre is one of two local organizations that can carry out NRCan certified energy audits. We offer a range of services from basic energy audits to more complete systems audits. 

Incentives for businesses – Learn about the incentives available for businesses through the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). 

Retrofit incentives – Learn about Save on Energy’s retrofit program that provides opportunities to upgrade equipment and improve operations..

Lighting incentives – A guide to Save on Energy’s Business Lighting Program that provides incentives for businesses to upgrade their lighting efficiency. 

Energy manager program – For larger organizations, hiring a dedicated energy manager can help your business save money and energy. 

Energy training programs – Incentives are available to receive energy management training for your staff. 

Energy incentives for businesses – Discover programs run by Enbridge Gas to provide support for businesses looking to save on energy. 

Energy management programs – Learn about the range of Enbridge Gas programs available to help businesses reduce emissions, purchase new heating equipment, or create a more comfortable environment. 

Federal incentives for the low carbon economy – Learn about the Low Carbon Economy Fund (LECF) and the incentives it provides to generate clean growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help Canada meet or exceed the Paris Agreement commitments. 

Federal incentives for SMEs – Learn about the support available for projects and measures undertaken by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals (“MUSH sector”), and not-for-profit organizations through the Federal Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF). 

Success Stories & Case Studies

Weekly Tips

Maximize Natural Lighting

Did you know that taking advantage of natural light can lead to significant health and wellness benefits while lowering your energy consumption?

Be strategic in how you set up your home office, desk, or workspace to maximize natural light coming in. Placing your desk near a window or installing a well placed mirror can amplify natural light.

You can adjust your workspace or even your working hours seasonally to maximize the benefits and minimize your carbon footprint!

Learn more here!

Buy in Bulk

Buying in bulk is a great way to cut carbon by reducing packaging (embodied carbon and waste) and reducing shipping emissions. Plus, one trip is better than ten. 

Bonus: it will likely reduce waste as staff and management begin to keep a close eye on purchasing cycles.

Learn more here!

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