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, shifting energy use from peak to off-peak times 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.
Ontario businesses have many opportunities to reduce overhead costs through Save on Energy retrofits, energy audits, lighting and equipment upgrades. With 51 per cent of industrial companies agreeing that energy efficiency is a top priority at their company, this publication shines light on how general industry can further their energy-efficiency efforts and ultimately save.
Here’s a roundtable with retailers, energy managers and equipment vendors to discuss the successes and challenges they experience in managing their electricity costs for retail operations.
Due to the nature of their operations, hospitals have the highest energy intensity of all publicly-funded facilities. This paper frames energy savings in Ontario’s hospitals as an opportunity to renew infrastructure and free up funds for health-care services.
Energy bills only account for eight to 20 per cent of an auto plant’s operating cost. Yet, increasing electricity costs, and more stringent environmental regulations have led many companies to redouble their energy saving efforts. This paper discusses how Ontario’s automotive sector is rethinking energy management and overhauling its approach to energy efficiency.