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BC Gov: BC Energy Efficient Buildings Strategy
BC Government Energy Efficient Buildings Strategy established targets for significant energy and emission reductions in new and existing buildings by the year 2020. This paper outlines key policy measures, estimates energy savings and identifies a framework for evaluating the strategy progress, including indicators of success. (PDF)

BC Hydro: Power Smart BC Employment Impacts To 2037
BC Hydro study shows that BC Hydro's electricity conservation and efficiency activities will create 193,000 jobs in the province over 30 years, an average of 6,400 jobs annually. (PDF)

BCSEA: Energy Connections 2019 Summary Report
BC Sustainable Energy Association online Energy Connections 2019 Summary Report includes a summary of the presentations, panel discussion and audience interactions that took place at the event. It investigated BC's current energy policies and practices and what this means for initiating the significant long-term emission reductions planned in CleanBC. (PDF)

CarbonTalks: Increasing Energy Efficiency In BC's Built Environment
Carbon Talks report Increasing Energy Efficiency in BC's Built Environment summarizes 30 participants input into research priorities for the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. Participants were invited for their work in building design, planning, technology, utilities, and construction, as well as in the fields of socio-behaviour and policy. (PDF)

Globe Advisors: Market Report On BC's Green Building & Energy Efficiency Sector
Globe Advisors online 2012 Market Report: BC's Green Building & Energy Efficiency Sector provides industry insights on job creation and investment promotion in BC's clean economy. It presents a range of opportunities for creating new jobs, attracting investment, and expanding positive synergies. (PDF)

PICS: Accelerating Energy Efficiency In BC's Built Environment
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions paper Accelerating Energy Efficiency in BC's Built Environment, Lessons from Massachusetts and California compares the policy framework for advancing building energy efficiency in BC with MA and CA. (PDF)

REW: BC Could Be Energy Self-Sufficient By 2025
The Canadian province of British Columbia could be energy self-sufficient by 2025 from renewable sources alone. Over that same period, greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced to well below year 2000 levels. These are the conclusions of a new report from the GLOBE Foundation which examines the feasibility of moving BC towards a sustainable energy future.

Vancouver City: Energy Retrofit Strategy For Existing Buildings
Vancouver City Council has approved the Energy Retrofit Strategy for Existing Buildings and directed staff to initiate its implementation. This report describes a strategy to guide City efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from energy use in existing buildings throughout Vancouver by 20% from 2007 levels by 2020. (PDF)
Canada

Acadia: Energy Efficiency, Engine Of Economic Growth In Canada
Acadia Center report Energy Efficiency: Engine of Economic Growth in Canada provides detailed analysis regarding the macroeconomic impacts of energy efficiency programs across Canada. (PDF)

AEEA: Alberta’s Energy Efficiency Potential 2019-2038
Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance study Alberta’s Energy Efficiency Potential 2019-2038, estimates Albertans and Alberta businesses could save $1 billion in electricity and natural gas costs for every year of energy efficiency programming. To achieve these results, the average cost of programs would be $150 million per year and leverage $290 million of investment from participants – a return on total investment of more than 2:1 and a return on program investment of more than 6:1. (PDF)

CEC: Economic Impact of Improved Energy Efficiency in Canada
Clean Energy Canada online report Economic Impact of Improved Energy Efficiency in Canada summarizes employment and other economic outcomes from the Pan-Canadian framework's energy efficiency measures. (PDF)

CEE: 2014 State Of The Efficiency Program Industry
Consortium for Energy Efficiency 2014 Annual Industry Report looks retrospectively at the state of energy efficiency program budgets, expenditures, and savings for natural gas and electric ratepayer-funded programs in the United States and Canada. The report provides 2013 industry data, including program expenditures and energy savings and includes budgets for 2014 at the time of the data collection. (PDF)

Environment Canada: State Of Energy Efficiency In Canada
Environment Canada report includes data and analysis on energy use, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas emissions in residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, and agricultural sectors in Canada, plus information on policy development in area of energy efficiency. (PDF)

Fraser Institute: Principle Of Targeting In Energy & Envirionmental Policy
Fraser Institute study The Principle of Targeting in Energy and Environmental Policy finds that many of the applied regulations, such as bans on plastics bags, prohibitions against 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, household appliance standards and ethanol blending mandates, are inefficient, costly and do little to improve the environment. (PDF)

NRCan: Build Smart Canada's Buildings Strategy 2017
NRCan online report Build Smart Canada's Buildings Strategy describes the initiative that is a key driver of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. (PDF)

NRCan: Energy Efficiency in Canada 2017-2018
NRCan report Energy Efficiency in Canada: Report to Parliament Under the Energy Efficiency Act, 2017-2018 summarizes the actions they have taken in 2017-2018 to promote energy efficiency and the use of alternative energy sources. (PDF)

NRCan: Energy Star In Canada
Natural Resources Canada describes Energy Star, the voluntary partnership between the Government of Canada and industry to promote energy efficiency. They provide information and resources for Energy Star for products, new homes, and buildings.

NRCan: Infographic of Build Smart Canada's Buildings Strategy
NRCan infographic describes Build Smart Canada's Buildings Strategy. (PDF)

NRCan: Moving Forward On Energy Efficiency In Canada
Council of Energy Ministers has produced Moving Forward on Energy Efficiency in Canada - A Foundation for Action. The report outlines specific roles and opportunities in three sectors of the economy, including the built environment.

NRCan: Regulatory Co-operation & Standards Harmonization
Government of Canada is harmonizing energy efficiency standards within the country and with international partners, such as the United States.

Pembina Institute: Successful Strategies For Energy Efficiency
Canadian research report highlights key features of successful energy efficiency policies among leading US States and in the European Union. It makes recommendations on how the experiences of these jurisdictions can be applied in Canada at both the provincial and federal level.
US & International

ACEEE: 10 Suggestions To Increase Energy Efficiency Investments
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy discusses approaches that could increase energy efficiency investments in the future.

CEE: 2014 State Of The Efficiency Program Industry
Consortium for Energy Efficiency 2014 Annual Industry Report looks retrospectively at the state of energy efficiency program budgets, expenditures, and savings for natural gas and electric ratepayer-funded programs in the United States and Canada. The report provides 2013 industry data, including program expenditures and energy savings and includes budgets for 2014 at the time of the data collection. (PDF)

GBA: Is Green New Deal Just As Dangerous As Climate Denial?
Green Building Advisor says the sweeping but poorly detailed Green New Deal plan bundles an energy transformation with a variety of social goals.

REEEP: Best US Practices In Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership report describes more than 20 energy efficiency & renewable energy programs and practices and their effective implementation by states or cities across the United States. It is designed to share successful program and policy models that can be easily replicated around the country, as well as adapted for implementation in emerging markets. (PDF)

T&F: What is Wrong with Energy Efficiency?
Taylor & Francis article says that far from being a solution, efficiency, as currently constituted, undermines that which it is expected to achieve. It is concluded that if carbon emissions are to be reduced on any significant scale, then it is essential to consider the meanings and levels of service and the types of consumption and demand that efficiency policies support and perpetuate.
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