Energy Manager

Federal Government launches new energy efficiency guide

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, announced late last week the release of a new, comprehensive guide to energy efficiency for industry. The Energy Savings Toolbox, developed in conjunction with provinces, territories and industry stakeholders, provides a step-by-step methodology to help industry identify and capitalize on energy savings.

January 20, 2009  By Newswire

The Toolbox, published on CD and available at no charge from Natural Resources Canada, offers a detailed reference for understanding and managing energy use in every phase of an operation, from designing and conducting an energy audit to carrying out cost-benefit analyses.

"The benefits of using energy more efficiently are very clear — energy efficiency means fewer emissions and lower costs. That is why energy efficiency is a key element of our Turning the Corner plan to fight climate change," said Minister Raitt. "But in a complex industrial operation, the savings are not always easy to spot. With the Energy Savings Toolbox, Canadian industry now has a start-to-finish guide to managing energy consumption."

The Toolbox includes an extensive technical supplement with spreadsheet tools for costing, analysis and other related calculations. It is available on CD at


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