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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.

Top 5 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 5 good reasons you should apply for the ENERGY STAR Canada Awards:

Broke the bank during the holidays? Save money with these tips!

The holidays are not cheap, we know! Is your bank account still recovering from all of your expenses? Don’t panic, we have low cost tips to help you save energy and recover financially this New Year.

Guide to an Energy Efficient Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the most expensive! Make this season holly, jolly and energy efficient without breaking the bank.

Winter is Coming: Top Tips to Heat Your Home for Less

Don’t let the winter blues get you down this year. Keep your spirits high, your bills low and your home warm this season with these toasty tips.

Green gift guide to Black Friday deals

Are you stuck debating between getting someone socks or another gift card? Figuring out the perfect holiday gifts can be a struggle. This Black Friday, why not look for great deals on gifts your loved ones will actually enjoy and benefit from all year round – energy efficient products.

Is your thermostat smart enough?

3 reasons why smart thermostats are better for you and your home.

Scare the phantom power out of your home

Has your utility bill been giving you a fright? Phantom power, or standby power, can increase your home energy costs without you even knowing. And it’s more common than you think! Luckily, we have some tips to help you better control your energy use.

Win-win-winter this year: stay warm AND save money

Home heating bills can take a big bite out of your monthly budget! Luckily there is a way to reduce them! Stay warm and save energy this winter with ENERGY STAR® certified heating equipment.

What’s a heat/energy recovery ventilator and why do I need one?

Want to keep the air in your home fresh while improving your home's heating efficiency? Look no further than a heat/energy recovery ventilator (H/ERV). Learn about the many benefits of investing in a H/ERV to keep your home comfortable and help you save on utility bills.

Use your dishwasher more efficiently for big savings

Thought you were being efficient by washing your dishes by hand? Think again! Washing your dishes by hand, especially with hot water, wastes water, energy and time. Learn how to use your dishwasher more efficiently to optimize savings in your kitchen.

Buying energy-efficient windows in four easy steps

You’ve sealed, caulked and weather-stripped your windows, but they’re still no good. You know what that means... It’s time to stop letting warm air and your hard-earned money leak out the windows! Trust me, we get it… buying new windows can be stressful. This is why we’ve created this easy-to-follow guide to help you choose the perfect windows for your home in 4 simple steps.

The best gifts do great things

These days, what’s trendy can change so quickly that it can be hard to decide what to give family and friends at the holidays. Luckily, savings are always in style. With our green holiday gift guide, you can give a gift that truly keeps on giving!

Think your café is eco-friendly? Think again!

You shop local and fair-trade, you’ve limited the use of disposable cups, you encourage customers to bring their own reusable cups, but you’re missing one thing… the little blue star!

Get your A+ in energy efficiency this school year!

Hot weather and long, relaxing days are coming to an end… it’s Back-to-School! Your kids might not be ready to go back into routine and good habits, but this can mean serious energy saving opportunities for your home.

Why many Canadians have it all wrong when it comes to staying cool in the summer

The temperature is rising, but that shouldn’t mean rising utility bills. It might be tempting to just blast the old A/C, but it’s better to create new low and no-cost habits that will stick and help you save in the long run. These little gems will help keep your home cool and comfortable, all while saving energy:

How to keep cool in a heatwave

Rising temperatures shouldn’t mean rising bills too. Stay cool during a heatwave while keeping your energy bills low with these ENERGY STAR Canada tips!

Not your average calculator – Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

Ever tried to spell words upside down on your calculator in math class? You can do even cooler tricks with NRCan’s new Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator!

Five tips to fight allergy season

For millions of Canadians, allergy season is in full swing. While there might not be much you can do to control the pollen outside, we've got some tips to help you beat allergy season inside your home.

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