Ottawa, ON – A new collaborative agreement between Canada and the United States will be coming soon regarding energy efficiency. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the U.S. Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) have announced the signing of a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement by both countries. The new agreement will further enhance cooperation in the energy efficiency area and ensure enhancements are made to the Energy Star tool.
The Energy Star portfolio manager is a free online energy platform where industry personnel can monitor, rate, and optimize commercial and institutional buildings’ energy use. The new enhancements would include new and updated Energy Star scores for Canada’s most common building types, a new greenhouse gas emission comparison feature and updated Canadian metric and French content.
“Canada and the United States are doubling down on climate action,” said O’Regan. “This agreement is another step we’re taking together toward a net-zero future.” According to the International Energy Agency, energy efficiency measures could get the world one-third of the way towards its Paris 2030 targets, helping reach Canada’s net-zero emissions goal.