Did you know that total energy consumption of commercial and institutional buildings accounts for 12% of Canada’s secondary energy use and 11% of our national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? *
Reductions to energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions not only contribute out environmental well being they also make a positive contribution towards Canada’s economy and our society.
Building for energy efficiency is a proven pathway that generate substantial positive impacts such as; economic advantages for companies, higher employment, improved air quality, reduction in fuel consumption, lower utility bills, reduced pollution/ GHGs, and enhanced competitiveness. Making buildings more energy efficient is important not just for the occupant but also for earth and all of its inhabitants.
*Office of Energy Efficiency 2013 report on Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada 1990-2010, Natural Resources Canada