Canada to Adopt Energy Star Program

As part of an effort to promote an awareness of energy consumption and the use of energy-efficient products, Natural Resources Canada will launch its own Energy Star program.
By Staff October 15, 2001

As part of an effort to promote an awareness of energy consumption and the use of energy-efficient products, Natural Resources Canada, with the help of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, will launch its own Energy Star program.

The Energy Star High-Efficiency Program in Canada is hoped to make a dent in the $75 billion spent annually on energy used to heat and cool facilities, and to operate appliances and vehicles.

“Our energy-intensive economy, relatively small population base and cold winter climate all point to the need for Canada to be an international energy-efficiency leader,” noted Neil MacLeod, the office of energy efficiency director for Natural Resources Canada.

Since its inception in the U.S. in 1992, Energy Star-labeled products have reportedly saved 864 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of taking 10 million cars off the road.

For more information, visit: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/energystar/english/index.html .