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Business: Industrial


First Steps

Energy is one of the most easily controlled costs in your organization. Through energy-efficient measures related to your building, equipment and operational practices, you can often achieve savings of 20 percent or more in existing buildings. New buildings can be designed to be more than 25 percent more efficient than the model code.

Advantages of Energy Efficiency

In addition to utility savings, these measures can:

  • improve comfort and satisfaction levels of building occupants
  • reduce maintenance costs and system failures
  • increase equipment life and building value
  • enhance corporate citizenship – energy efficiency measures can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change

The Web site of Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency offers a wealth of resources and financial incentives to help you and your organization.

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