For information about the value of conservation, energy efficiency guides or research, check here for publications from the IESO and its partners.
The IESO commissioned a mid-tier commercial real estate (CRE) energy study in Ontario to assess energy management behaviours and perceptions, and to inform engagement with building owners and managers. The study provides valuable insights for industry stakeholders to help understand mid-tier operators’ drivers, barriers, decision making process, knowledge of and participation in energy efficiency and what is needed to help improve the overall operations of their buildings.
Read the full study
Watch the mid-tier CRE energy study webinar recording.
For Ontario businesses, energy efficiency will continue to be a cost-effective and valuable resource into the next decade and beyond. That’s what the results of the 2019 Achievable Potential Study (APS) found, a joint report from the IESO and Ontario Energy Board to identify potential energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions over 2019 to 2038. And, for the first time, the report also looks at both electricity and natural gas savings. The APS helps inform the continued development of energy-efficiency programming and supports the IESO’s work to plan for Ontario’s future energy needs.
For more information visit the APS web page on the IESO website.
Managing your organization's energy consumption can start with a few basic steps. Learn how to keep your costs in check with this energy checklist.
Energy efficiency remains the most cost-effective resource and a key component in planning for the energy needs of the province. Recognized as a leader in North America for its commitment to energy efficiency, Ontario has leveraged its achievements to help mitigate capacity gaps, defer the need to build new infrastructure, and increase business competitiveness. Ontario achieved 1.8 TWh of energy savings in 2017 – that’s 55 per cent more savings than the previous year. Find out more in the IESO’s Report on Energy-Efficiency Activities.
Ontario’s municipalities are achieving strong results when it comes to managing their energy costs. According to a report prepared for the IESO and the Ontario Ministry of Energy by ICF Canada, they have decreased their electricity consumption by six percent since 2006 – in part due to their participation in Save on Energy programs.
Many Ontario water treatment plants have taken steps to help them reduce electricity consumption. This report shows that municipalities can reduce their use by an additional ten per cent through operational and systemic changes and taking advantage of existing energy-saving opportunities.
LED Streetlights on roads or in parking lots can transform municipal operations – by reducing energy and maintenance costs – and making communities safer. These 2017 reports prepared by Lightsavers Canada demonstrates the value of making the switch to LED in public spaces.
Ventilation in hospital ORs is a high-energy intensive service. This report prepared by Greening Health Care provides insights into best practices adopted by various hospitals throughout Ontario to reduce costs and improve patient care.