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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.

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.

Buyer’s guide to energy-efficient homes

In the market for a new home? A home is the largest purchase most of us will make. Choosing an energy-efficient place to live is a smart investment that leads to long-term comfort and savings.

How much do you know about your commercial fryer?

Professional-grade equipment represents 35% of energy used in the average Canadian commercial kitchen. The food service industry is very energy-intensive; learn how you can reduce your operating costs!

Spring into energy savings

As the warmer weather approaches and heating demands are reduced, it’s the perfect time to take your home energy efficiency to the next level. Spring-start your energy savings with these upgrades and green-living tips.

Electric vehicle chargers: the basics

With public interest and demand for electric vehicles (EVs) rapidly growing, it’s important to understand how to “fuel up” these vehicles: EV chargers. Here’s what you need to know now about charging at home and the benefits for your business.

Spring-cleaning checklist for energy efficiency

Spring has sprung and it’s time to hit refresh on your household energy use. Here are four easy spring-cleaning hacks to help you enjoy effortless energy savings well into the summer.

Five tips to help get you through allergy season

Struggling with seasonal sniffles? Manage your allergies and save energy with these tips.

Five energy-efficiency myths debunked

There are many ways to save energy but beware, if you’re searching the internet for new tips to save, you might see some common energy myths pop up in your results. From freezers to fans, there are many misconceptions about how to save energy.

Manage your home office energy like a boss

Many Canadians have settled into a new routine of working from home. This comes with many challenges such as using new technologies, managing embarrassing ‘un-muted’ moments and an increase in home energy use.

5 ways to stay cozy this winter without turning up the heat

Space heating costs the average Canadian homeowner more than $1,113 a year – more than half of the home’s total energy bill (54%)!

Buyer’s guide when shopping for windows and doors

Low-e coatings, gas fills, and U-factors, oh my! Shopping for windows and doors can be… complicated. Before you sign off on your purchase, go through this checklist.

Integrate energy efficiency into your living space

The living room is a busy hub for your family – from game nights to Saturday morning cartoons – a lot of time and energy are spent here.

Hammer down on energy use through these home improvements

Brrrr… It’s cold outside and now is the perfect time to learn how your home’s energy efficiency stacks up… or if it needs improvement. Our proposed home improvements will lead to significant savings.

Recipes for energy savings in your kitchen

We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but that does not mean we have to spend a lot of energy to keep it running. These recipes make it simple to cook up some savings.

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.

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