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March 23, 2016

CEEA will be at the EE Global Forum will you? 

CEEA is pleased to announce this year's leading international energy efficiency event: EE Global 2016! With the eighth EE Global Forum quickly approaching, now is the time to confirm your plans to join us in Washington, D.C., May 11-12, 2016!  CEEA members are eligible for a free ticket to the event. Contact Elizabeth McDonald at to make it happen. You'll also get the opportunity to see her session on millennials and their potential impact on the energy industry.

This year's theme-Driving Productivity and Profitability through Energy Efficiency-convenes high-caliber industry professionals, members of academia and policy makers looking to create partnerships, discuss the latest technology and develop "best practices" policies and strategies for global implementation of energy efficiency to help companies improve the bottom line and meet sustainability goals. Sessions offer high-level insights from business, policy and environmental leaders at the helm of the global energy-efficiency movement...MORE

EE News
CEEA Chair discusses energy efficiency in Mexico: Martin Luymes, director of programs and relations at HRAI was invited by the Consulate General of Canada in Monterrey to speak about Canada's clean technologies capabilities
with Mexican business audiences in Chihuahua and Monterrey. It was a great opportunity to learn more about private sector opportunities in Mexico.
CEEA's Elizabeth McDonald with Roy Nandram, RND Construction, winner of the R-2000 Builder of the Year at the EQ Awards.

CEEA Vice-Chair addresses EE leaders in Alberta: Philippe Dunsky, president of Dunsky Energy Consulting, released highlights of an assessment on the potential for energy savings in Alberta at the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance's conference in February.

NAIMA Canada members take advantage of recycled glass: Members of the insulation association used 373m lbs of recycled glass in the production of thermal and acoustical insulation. 

Opower to head Con Edison's customer energy management system: Opower's tasks include managing customer-facing operations in Brooklyn and Westchester County and assisting in a smart meter rollout.  

2015 EnerQuality Award winners announced: CEEA's Elizabeth McDonald was there to see Mattamy Homes win New Homes Builder of the Year, and Reid's Heritage Homes take the inaugural Net Zero Builder of the Year. See the full list of winners here.


Quebec introduces eco-friendly home renovation tax credit:  CEEA and its board were pleased with Quebec's announcement in its March budget. The credit is worth 20 per cent and is expected to represent $175-million in tax relief and is no doubt a boost to energy efficiency goods and services.

Vancouver to get $1-million retrofit fund: City Council wants to make the city's housing stock more energy efficient by encouraging homeowners to make upgrades and renovate.

Green SMART fund to help SMEs: The government of Ontario and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters are collaborating on two initiatives aimed at supporting SME manufacturers, there's a $25-million fund for energy reduction projects and a study to determine the best practices.

90 updates and changes to National Energy Code for Buildings:  Expect new buildings to be 27 per cent more energy efficient with the updates and harmonization released by the National Research Council. The federal government is also planning to spend over $50 million to improve climate resilience in design guides, as well as building and infrastructure codes.

Ontario may close loophole on energy standards for buildings: A bill in its third reading could make building owners and developers disclose the actual energy performance of their structures instead of using energy performance modelling software to meet energy targets.

Aligning energy efficiency standards with the US: It wasn't a surprise but it was a great signal about the importance of energy efficiency for it to be included among the announcements from Trudeau's visit to Washington. 

Notley government creates Alberta Climate Change Office: It's been a long time coming but it's great to see support in a province facing a number of challenges.

Calls for a vision and plan for energy efficiency in Canada: Ian Morton from Scout Environmental makes the case for a national plan that will create sustainable jobs and make Canadian businesses more competitive.


Ontario to retrofit social housing: Using its Green Investment Fund the government will spend $92 million to improve energy efficiency and cut greenhouse gas emissions from housing dating back to the 60s and 70s.

A national audit of climate change actions: The federal and provincial auditors general agree to audit greenhouse-gas emissions which they hope to complete by 2017.
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