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The ecoENERGY Efficiency initiatives are investing $195 million over five years to maintain the Government of Canada’s momentum to improve energy use in Canada — at home, at work and on the road. The ecoENERGY Efficiency initiatives will implement additional standards, regulations and other cost-effective measures to help Canadians use energy more efficiently. New labelling, benchmarking, training and information sharing tools will help Canadians improve energy performance in all sectors of the economy. The initiatives include:
  • ecoENERGY Efficiency for Vehicles provides both individual Canadians and Canada’s commercial/institutional fleet sector with decision-making tools for buying and operating their vehicles to reduce fuel consumption. It also promotes vehicle efficiency by introducing improved vehicle fuel consumption labels and a light-duty tire information system.  
  • ecoENERGY Efficiency for Housing encourages the construction and retrofit of low-rise residential housing, making the new and existing stock more energy-efficient.  
  • ecoENERGY Efficiency for Buildings provides information and benchmarking tools to improve building energy performance of new and existing buildings.  
  • ecoENERGY Efficiency for Equipment Standards and Labelling introduces or raises energy efficiency standards for a wide range of products, and promotes energy-efficient products through the ENERGY STAR program.  
  • ecoENERGY Efficiency for Industry aids the adoption of an Energy Management Standard, accelerates energy-saving investments in factories and supports the exchange of best-practices information within Canada’s industrial sector.
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