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May 30, 2017

Maximizing the benefits of energy performance contracts

That's the main feature in CEEA's Spring/Summer magazine, along with profiles on energy retrofits and more.

Members penned a number of incisive articles in the second issue of CEEA's Efficiency Matters magazine.

Maximizing the benefits of energy performance contracts is the central feature. Written by board member Genevieve Gauthier, national director of Econoler, the piece discusses the various steps of drafting an EPC, including project scoring, the evaluation criteria of energy service companies (ESCOs), and the measurement and verification of performance in determining payments to be made to ESCOs.

An article on the B.C. firm International Wastewater Systems looks at the technology to convert raw sewage into heat. And CEEA member Ecosystem Energy Services provides profiles on applying a whole-building approach to energy retrofits in Ontario, including a hospital and community housing.

Importantly CEEA Chair Martin Luymes writes on "The Power of Alliances and the Value of CEEA". Luymes relates his experience as director of Programs and Relations at the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), detailing how his own association uses CEEA. The key takeaway: the relationship allows HRAI to address some issues more effectively by leveraging the benefits of broader-based coalitions. He cites the preservation of the Office of Energy Efficiency as a key success.

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EE News
Posterity Group wins kudos: Not only was the energy and climate consultancy named one of Ottawa's fastest growing companies, but principal Chris Pulfer also
ACEEE interactive map shows energy efficiency details for U.S. cities.
made the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce's   40 under 40 list.


CHBA launches Net Zero Home Labelling Program: The Canadian Home Builders' Association's program features a two-tiered technical requirement that recognizes net zero and net zero ready homes.

Nova Scotians saved 137 GWh of electricity: Efficiency Nova Scotia's annual report shows it's on track to save 405 GWh of electricity by 2018.

Boston & NYC are top energy efficient U.S. cities: The two top-scoring cities are lauded for their energy efficiency efforts and programs in the ACEEE's city scorecard. There's also an interactive map showing the scores for all participating cities.

G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit: Insights in this guide from the G20 Energy Efficiency Finance Task Group include best in class instruments, policy design, and EE investment by sector/region.

TAF innovation for municipal planners:  The fund has launched BEE-Cal, an Excel-based building energy efficiency calculator that will tabulate different EE options including building standards, financial incentives and energy reporting. 

SaskPower launches online energy efficiency tool: The assessment tool shows residential customers how to lower their energy bills.

Ottawa Westin to reduce 30 per cent of its energy use by 2020: A look at some of the ways the hotel is leading the way in energy conservation and its work with Ottawa Hydro.

Government of Canada releases paper on pricing carbon pollution: While 97 per cent of Canadians live in provinces with an established price on carbon, this technical paper lays out the option for those provinces which have not chosen to put a price on carbon.

CIET Canada's fall courses announced: Courses are available across Canada to boost your sustainable energy career.
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