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Procurement - Purchasing Toolkit

Additional Resources

This portion of the tool kit provides additional resources for finding production information and manufacturer lists. This section highlights resources that are available in print format or available on-line.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
CMHC provides mechanisms for financing home purchases and produces useful publications on homes and building products. Visit the Web site at

Canadian Appliance Manufacturers Association (CAMA)
CAMA's goal is to improve the environment for the industry and for customers. For more information, visit the Web site at, or call (905) 602-8877.

Canadian EnerGuide On-Line Database
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) operates the database as an element of the Regulations of Canada's Energy Efficiency Act. It includes clothes dryers, combination washer/dryers, ovens, ranges and cook tops, in addition to clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers. Listings include all models that meet minimum efficiency standards and are eligible for sale in Canada. They are ordered by efficiency rating. Listings also feature brand name, model number, size or capacity, one or two type/feature fields, annual energy consumption (kWh/yr) and an annual operating cost for the appliance's "second price tag," i.e., the cost of the energy it will consume over its lifetime (based on the standard life of the appliance and the average utility costs in the province or territory selected by the user). To access, visit the Web site at

Canadian Oil Heat Association
The Canadian Oil Heat Association dedicates itself to advancing the cause of oil heating in Canada. Its members pledge to provide their customers with the finest quality services and goods, to continue to be good corporate neighbours and to care for and help protect the environment. Visit the Web site at

Centre for the Analysis and Dissemination of Demonstrated Energy Technologies (CADDET)
An arm of the International Energy Agency, CADDET provides impartial information about proven technologies to help accelerate their adoption into the marketplace. Extensive information is available to the public in the form of newsletters, analysis reports, technical brochures and the CADDET Register, a free, user-friendly on-line database containing over 2000 energy-saving and renewable energy projects from 15 countries. To access, visit the Web site at

Commercial Building Incentive Program
The NRCan program offers financial incentives to encourage the increased use of energyefficient technologies and practices in designs for new commercial and institutional buildings. Visit the Web site at
The Web site is a network for the General Contractors and Construction industry in Canada. Users can explore manufacturers' Web sites and then find local businesses for residential or commercial projects. Visit the Web site at

Earth Energy Society of Canada
For information on geothermal heat pumps, visit the Web site at, or call (613) 371-3372.

Energy Innovators Initiative
The NRCan program helps commercial businesses and public institutions implement energyefficiency options and strategies (including financial incentives). To access, visit the OEE Web site at

Environmental ChoiceM Program
Canada's labelling program identifies environmentally responsible products. Visit the Web site at

Federal Buildings Initiative
The NRCan program offers tailored support for the technicalness, planning and contracting needed to implement an energy-saving project in federal government facilities. To access, visit the OEE Web site at

Federation of Canada Municipalities – Green Municipal Enabling and Green Municipal Investment Funds
Funding is provided to municipalities for energy efficiency improvements, among others. Visit the Web site at

Greenhouse Gas Technology Information Exchange (GREENTIE)
Also affiliated with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the GREENTIE Directory covers the fields of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation technologies. It has contact details for more than 8500 organizations and experts, classified by technology expertise, industry, products, etc. The full directory contains more than 9000 entries of suppliers of equipment, services, data and literature relevant to the mitigation of GHGs. Technology directories, available from the GREENTIE Web site for searching and printing, are portions of the full directory that cover specific technologies. Each Technology directory includes the following:

  1. An introductory article (from an IEA Implementing Agreement, when available) written by an expert of the technology. Included is a brief explanation of the technology, a description of current R&D activities and an outline of the market;
  2. A technology summary that describes the technology's specific characteristics as defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (i.e., cost, energy efficiency and emissions retrofit potential);
  3. Literature abstracts that list the nine most relevant literature sources on the technology from the IEA's Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE) database; and
  4. Suppliers and other sources, which contain each entry on the technology from the GREENTIE Directory.

To access, visit the Web site at

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
HRAI is a partnership of industry-sector organizations that represents heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors who provide the Canadian public with products and services for indoor comfort and essential refrigeration processes. Visit the Web site at

NRCan's Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE)
The OEE provides advice and free publications on various types of energy efficiency opportunities for homes, businesses and institutions. To order publications, call 1 800 387-2000 (toll-free), or visit the Web site at For more information, visit the OEE Web site at

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