Canadian gov agency outsources management of energy efficiency programme


EEA is a non-profit organisation formed to help consumers in the Canadian province of Alberta to improve their energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and stabilise the province’s energy supply at the same time reducing carbon emissions through increased adoption of renewable energy resources.

In a press statement, ICF said it will manage EEA’s Business, Non-Profit and Institutional (BNI) Energy Savings programme. According to the statement, the programme is the first energy efficiency initiative for commercial and non-profit organisations to be implemented by EEA since the launch of the agency.

ICF will help EEA with technology required to help consumers participating in BNI achieve high energy and costs savings. The consulting firm will also help the agency to market the BNI to increase consumer awareness and participation in the programme. ICF said it will also help EEA to process incentives to be issued for participating consumeres to make energy efficiency upgrades under the BNI project.

ICF said it will also help EEA to process incentives to be issued for participating consumers to make energy saving upgrades under the BNI project.

Building energy efficiency

In related Alberta news, the city of Edmonton unveiled an energy efficiency pilot project to reduce energy usage in large buildings.

The pilot, Large Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure, will be implemented in Edmonton over the next three years to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs in buildings larger than 20,000 square feet.

Officials at Edmonton estimate that there are over 4,500 buildings of this size in the city.

The primary aim behind the programme is for the city to gather information regarding consumer energy consumption patterns in large buildings.

The city will use energy consumption data toward planning a citywide energy efficiency project under efforts to stabilise grid network and reduce carbon emissions, of which 30% comes from large buildings. Read more…


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