Energy efficiency is a proven strategy to reduce energy use and costs and lower emissions. Energy-efficient technologies, know-how and processes available today offer a significant opportunity to reduce costs and improve operating performance while contributing to a cleaner environment.
Adopting energy efficient practices at home, on the road and at work saves money, improves productivity and contributes to a cleaner environment.
There are many things you can do in and around your home that will reduce energy usage, save resources and prevent pollution – many of which will also save you money.
ENERGY STAR® identifies specific models of products that meet or exceed premium levels of energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR symbol can be found on about 50 types of products, including major appliances; electronics; heating, cooling and ventilating equipment (residential); lighting; office equipment; windows doors and skylights; and commercial products.
On the Road
How you get to work or school and do other errands are decisions that impact the environment as well as your budget.
Take a look around your workplace and you’ll see many opportunities to conserve energy.
Economic Action Plan
In addition, Canada’s Economic Acton Plan has programs and benefits that can help businesses innovate and reduce their environmental footprint.
Canada’s Economic Action Plan expanded the eligibility for the accelerated capital cost allowance for clean energy generation equipment.
Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, the federal government is taking action to ensure a healthy environment. The Clean Energy Fund is providing nearly $795 million over five years to support research, development and demonstration projects to advance Canadian leadership in clean energy technologies.
The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative is investing $281 million over five years to support research, development and demonstration projects to advance Canadian leadership in clean energy technologies.
Innovation in the clean technology sector is a driver of the Canadian economy, opening up new avenues of opportunity, creating jobs and delivering environmental benefits.