Energy Efficiency Day (#EEDay) is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday of October. It’s a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and its positive impact on our lives, environment, and economy.
Why Energy Efficiency Matters
Energy efficiency reduces greenhouse gas emissions, mitigating the effects of climate change. By using less energy to accomplish the same tasks, we decrease our reliance on fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, coal), which are a major source of carbon dioxide emissions.
Energy-efficient practices and technologies can lower energy bills for households and businesses. Over time, these savings can add up significantly, leading to improved financial stability.
The energy efficiency sector is a source of job growth. From manufacturing energy-efficient products to conducting energy audits and retrofitting buildings, this industry plays a crucial role in employment opportunities. We currently work with 300+ Efficiency Preferred Partners across the province to help facilitate our programs and services – and this number only continues to grow.
How You Can Contribute
Home Energy Assessments
We can help! Book a home energy assessment to identify areas where you can improve energy efficiency.
When it’s time to replace old appliances, opt for ENERGY STAR certified products. These appliances meet stringent efficiency standards and can significantly reduce your energy consumption. Through our Instant Savings program, we offer in-store instant rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified products.
Replace incandescent bulbs with LED lighting. LEDs use less energy and last longer, saving you money and reducing the number of bulbs that end up in landfills. We will install FREE LEDs, plus other energy efficient products, in your home. Book your appointment today.
Install a smart thermostat to regulate your home’s temperature efficiently. These devices learn your preferences and can save energy by adjusting heating and cooling settings when you’re not at home. Through our Instant Savings program, you can get a rebate on select smart thermostats for your home.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Adopt a sustainable lifestyle by reducing waste and reusing items whenever possible. Recycling conserves resources and requires less energy compared to producing new materials.
Consider using public transportation, carpooling, biking, or walking to reduce your carbon footprint. If you drive, maintain your vehicle to ensure it operates efficiently.
Energy Efficiency Day reminds us that small actions can lead to significant positive changes for our planet and our wallets. By embracing energy efficient practices and technologies, we can contribute to a brighter and more sustainable future for ourselves and generations to come.