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Spotlight on energy efficiency

The latest news and tips on energy efficiency for your home, your business, your community, and everything in between. Helping you save energy one story at a time - powered by the Office of Energy Efficiency.

10 practical actions you can take to save on energy

Making practical changes to how you use energy in your daily life is an easy way to save money. Check out these 10 simple actions that you can take today to save money on your energy bills, reduce energy use, and help the environment:

Game smart and save energy

Playing video games is a popular activity that can provide hours of entertainment. Although they can be fun, they can also consume considerable amounts of time and energy! Thankfully, there are a few simple things gamers can do to switch things up.

Level-up your entertainment system with ENERGY STAR

Home electronics have become a significant part of our lives and account for a growing amount of electricity used. Thankfully, ENERGY STAR certified electronics have special power-saving features to help you reduce your energy consumption.

Energy efficiency for the home office

The office can be just about anywhere these days. Whether you’re working from the kitchen, couch or basement, ENERGY STAR is there to help get the job done – efficiently.

Make your building more energy efficient

Being aware of how much energy your buildings are using should matter to you. Greener, more energy-efficient buildings can provide economic and health benefits, all while helping the planet. If you’re able to measure the energy your buildings use, you can manage it.

Guide to room air conditioners

Choosing an efficient room air conditioning unit will help keep you cool and save energy as the weather heats up. Here are some important factors to consider when buying a new AC.

Eco-friendly food service

With the need for advanced cooking appliances, specialized cooling equipment and extensive lighting, it should come as no surprise that commercial kitchens are energy intensive. In fact, food service operations use up to seven times more energy per square metre than other commercial spaces.

Preparing for pool season

Warm weather is just around the corner and for some of us that means so is pool season! As pool pumps are the most important piece of equipment for your pool’s circulation, here are some key facts for you to know.

Choosing the right dehumidifier

Have you ever noticed the air in your home feeling damp and humid? Here’s how to find the right dehumidifier so you can breathe easy, save energy and reduce your carbon footprint with the added bonus of saving money!

Energy-efficient entertainment at home

Spending more time at home can often lead to higher energy consumption; luckily, we have some fun ways for you and your family to lower your carbon footprint together.

Top five reasons to apply for the ENERGY STAR Canada Awards

The annual ENERGY STAR® Canada Awards recognize businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. Here are five good reasons you should apply for the ENERGY STAR Canada Awards:

The best gifts do great things

In need of some last minute gift ideas? We’ve got you covered, check out our holiday guide and give a gift that keeps on giving.

Everything LED

Saving energy can be as simple as changing a light bulb … as long as it’s an LED. Here’s everything you need to know about these super-efficient bulbs.

Guide to maintaining your home heating and cooling system

Our HVAC system plays a key role in keeping us cozy or cool, so it’s important to take good care of it. Here’s what you can expect from an HVAC check-up with a licensed and insured contractor.

Make laundry day more energy efficient

Wash away high energy costs and soak up the savings with these eco-friendly laundry day tips.

Energy efficiency for parents

A new addition to the family comes with all sorts of new costs, but you can grow your family without increasing your utility bills. Whether you’re expecting your first child or raising your third, here are four simple ways you can save on energy.

How to make your coffee business more eco-friendly

We have some extra-hot, no-foam, half-sweet, decaf, eco-friendly, energy saving tips for your coffee business. Learn how to save money and boost your bottom line.

Beat the heat and keep your home comfortable

When it’s too hot outside, we’ll do almost anything to stay cool. Before you crank your thermostat down to arctic levels, consider these smart habits to beat the heat and avoid rising energy bills.

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