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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.

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.

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.

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