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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 Gov: Energy Conservation & Efficiency Targets In BC Energy Plan
BC Government Energy Plan outlines their energy conservation & efficiency targets including implementing energy efficiency standards for buildings by 2010, an aggressive public sector building plan, community action on energy efficiency, green buildings and green cities, and more.

BC Gov: Energy Plan For Conservation & Efficiency
BC Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources site outlines their Energy Plan which includes aggressive targets for zero net greenhouse gas emissions, new investments in innovation, and an ambitious target to acquire 50 per cent of BC Hydros incremental resource needs through conservation by 2020.

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)

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)

AEEE: Energy Efficiency Potential In Alberta
Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance report Energy Efficiency Potential in Alberta, estimates Albertans and Alberta businesses could save $1.5 billion each year, and the Alberta Government could meet half of its 2020 greenhouse gas emission target through implementing energy efficiency opportunities that are currently economic. (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 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.

NRCan: Report To Parliament Under The Energy Efficiency Act 2013-2015
NRCan provided parliament with this report Improving Energy Performance in Canada under the Energy Efficiency Act, for the fiscal years 2013-2015. It describes what NRCan has done to help improve Canada's energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. (PDF)

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)

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)
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