Ontario’s Chief Energy Conservation Officer has issued his fourth annual report, Be the Change to a Culture of Conservation. In his report, Peter Love concludes that Ontario could and should be doing much more with less. In a nutshell, he issues “a call to action to every Ontarian to become involved in conservation.”
His principal recommendations, however, are addressed to the Ontario government and major businesses and institutions:
1. The Ontario government should:
- a. increase funding for community-based conservation.
- b. require all construction projects that receive provincial funding to be built now to the 2012 energy-efficiency standards.
- c. put more resources into better energy-efficiency standards for products and buildings (new and renovated).
- d. ensure the fair implementation of in-suite metering in multi-unit residential buildings.
- e. measure and verify the effectiveness of its in-house energyefficiency program.
2. Leading institutions and businesses should:
- a. appoint an in-house energy conservation champion, and
- b. install sub-meters in all rented spaces, to transfer to tenants the responsibility for the electricity that they use.