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CEEA Goals

What is CEEA?
The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance is a not-for-profit that works with the federal and provincial governments and stakeholders to ensure energy efficiency is a priority for all sectors of the economy. Our advocacy work promotes the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency. CEEA is also a resource for policy makers, businesses, consumers, energy companies and environmental groups.
What’s new about CEEA?
An increased focus on advocacy and improving services to members are CEEA’s building blocks to promote energy efficiency and influence public policy. In spring 2013 we are launching our first survey of Canadian attitudes on energy efficiency. The findings will be presented at the first Energy Efficiency Thought Leaders Forum. Other initiatives include: developing a white paper with members and stakeholders; establishing a Lobby Day in Ottawa; and creating regional committees that will contribute to strategic policy initiatives.
What are CEEA’s core objectives?
Establishing and rebranding CEEA as the national, independent voice of energy efficiency in Canada. Our five goals:

  • Support governments and stakeholders in the implementation and development of energy efficient policies, programs, codes and standards
  • Ensure energy efficiency is a priority for all sectors of the Canadian economy
  • Support members in the development, promotion, education and delivery of energy efficient products and services
  • Provide research on the issues affecting the promotion and advancement of energy efficiency
  • Operate a well-governed, financially-sustainable organization
Why is the Energy Efficiency Thought Leaders Conference important?
We will be developing a white paper that will identify the best practices for promoting and implementing energy efficiency strategies and policies. This will involve input and success stories from all stakeholders in energy efficiency including governments, businesses, utilities, as well as consumer and environmental groups. Attendees will help influence decision-makers. Register now or invite a colleague.

Membership

Why become a member?
Companies, organizations or individuals who provide energy efficiency products or services to consumers in Canada can all benefit from CEEA’s advocacy work. Members gain access to networking opportunities (Lobby Day), eblasts, research, and idea generation in the field of energy efficiency. Join today.
Who are your members?
Our members include utilities, energy service companies, engineering and architecture firms, contractors, implementation and evaluation consultants, academics, manufacturers, and distributors of energy efficiency products and equipment. Check out our members.
What are your membership rates?
Fees range from free (for partners and non-profits) to $25,000 for strategic partners. Find out more about rates and benefits.

Energy Efficiency

How do I join the discussion on energy efficiency?
There are lots of options. Follow us on Twitter for trending issues and topics on energy efficiency, or join our LinkedIn Discussion Group. Check out a sample of those discussions in Big Idea forum to see what people are saying about a different topic every month. Or Become a Member.
What are the provinces doing to improve energy efficiency?
The provinces and territories offer a variety of programs, initiatives and tips for energy efficiency.

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How can individuals become more energy efficient?
The 3 R’s always hold true – take simple actions such as unplugging power to computers, TVs, or chargers when not in use, wash clothes only in cold water, or drive less often and opt for walking or transit. More tips
How can homeowners become more energy efficient?
Take control of your environment. Program your thermostat in the winter to 20°C when at home and lower to 18°C when sleeping or away. If using air conditioning, raise the thermostat to 22°C, or higher. And take advantage of the lower electricity prices offered by some utilities during off-peak hours for doing laundry or running the dishwasher. More tips
How can builders become more energy efficient?
Building codes and standards are the most effective way to achieve energy self-sufficiency. CEEA supports the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) which provides minimum requirements for the design and construction of energy-efficient. More tips
How can consumers avoid green washing?
To ensure a product is truly energy efficient look for the international ENERGY STAR symbol and labelling on appliances, heating and cooling equipment, new homes and vehicles. Developed by Natural Resources Canada, EnerGuide is a Canadian labelling and rating system that helps consumers understand the energy consumption or energy efficiency of specific products. The ENERGY STAR symbol identifies major electrical appliances that meet or exceed technical specifications. More tips
What is the difference between energy efficiency and energy conservation?
Energy efficiency uses technology to make products more effective and environmentally-friendly. Energy conservation involves making a conscious effort to use less energy or change behaviours to reduce any negative impact on the environment.