Building Energy Efficiency Program

How can we scale up building energy efficiency retrofits in Canada?
With a holistic approach to building energy efficiency, the Advanced Energy aims to spark collaboration between industry and government, reward early-adopters, and mobilize the private capital necessary to implement efficiency retrofits in Canada’s commercial buildings.

To illustrate this proposed approach, we’ve segmented potentially impactful Canadian activities around three vectors:

  1. Spark impetus to act with accessible data and well-defined benchmarking policy, including consistent national action for reporting and transparency;
  2. Reduce project friction by characterizing efficiency retrofit investments and showcase options for technology and business models that can enable private sector investment;
  3. Measure, verify and challenge by fostering a data-driven culture that pays for results, and engaging innovators in challenges, through hackathons, design competitions and more;

In June 2016, the Advanced Energy Centre submitted our recommendations to the Government of Canada’s working groups on climate change mitigation and clean technology, innovation and job creation.

Think Big: Scaling Up Energy Efficiency in Canada’s Commercial Building Stock