A plan to improve the energy efficiency of Canadian buildings

Canadian buildings’ energy efficiency must be improved, says leading Canadian architectural institute.

Energy and environmental stakeholders are asking the federal government to create a plan to improve the energy efficiency of Canadian buildings. Improvements in the energy efficiency of federal buildings will not only save taxpayer dollars but also reduce greenhouse gasses and help Canada reach its climate change objectives by 2030.

It is estimated that one quarter of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in Canada can be attributed to energy consumption in buildings; majority of consumption attributed to HVAC, lighting, appliances and equipment. Combining real time communication with cloud-based energy analytics, new technology, such as CircuitMeter’s cost effective CircuitMonitoring™ energy monitoring system, has the ability to break down energy usage data for a portfolio of buildings, and identify where and when energy is wasted.

Click to read full article in the Ottawa Citizen.