Canada marks first-ever Energy Star Day
October 26, 2016 - Canada celebrated its first-ever Energy Star Day yesterday.
By Renée Francoeur
“We are marking the 15-year anniversary of the Energy Star symbol in Canada by celebrating our country’s first Energy Star Day,” reads a statement issued by Canada’s minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, and the minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. “It’s the most popular energy efficiency information tool for Canadians and is a recognizable symbol that lets consumers instantly identify high-efficiency products in lighting, appliances, electronics and new homes.”
From 2013 to 2015, Canadians saved enough energy using Energy Star products to power almost two million cars for a year, the ministries reported.
“The Government of Canada is proud to partner with organizations through the Energy program to help Canadian consumers save money on their energy bills, and to promote energy efficiency,” the statement continues.
“On this inaugural Energy Star Day, we encourage all Canadians to make a commitment to save energy”.