EcoENERGY Efficiency program

Name of policy ecoENERGY Efficiency program
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Canada
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Direct investment
    • Information and education
      • Information provision
        • Advice or Aid in implementation
          • Performance label
            • Professional training and qualification
            • Regulatory Instruments
              • Codes and standards
                • Building codes and standards
                • Product standards
                • Sectoral standards
            Sector name
            • Buildings
              • Appliances
              • Heating and cooling
              • Hot water and cooking
            • Industry
              • Transport
                Policy description "The ecoENERGY Efficiency program:

                – supports the development and implementation of energy codes, benchmarking tools, training and information materials to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and institutional buildings in Canada; – enables and promotes the construction and retrofit of energy efficient low-rise residential housing through the EnerGuide Rating System, the R-2000 Standard, and ENERGY STAR for New Homes initiatives; – introduces or raises energy efficiency standards for a range of products, and promotes energy-efficient products through the ENERGY STAR initiative; – aids the adoption and implementation of an energy management standard in Canada, accelerates energy-savings investments in industrial facilities and supports the exchange of best-practices information within Canada’s industrial sector; and, – provides Canadians with decision-making tools for buying more fuel efficient vehicles including introducing improved vehicle fuel consumption labels. It also provides Canadians and Canada’s commercial/institutional fleet sector with information to operate their vehicles to reduce fuel consumption by exposing drivers to fuel-efficient driving techniques. Note: The estimated mitigation impact of 6,500 kt in 2020 only includes energy efficiency impacts associated with policies and measures that occurred since Canada’s 5th National Communication and associated in-depth review in 2011. This figure does not include the estimated mitigation impact of 44,750 kt in 2020 resulting from energy efficiency standards published prior to 2011." (6th National Communication)

                Policy type
                • Changing activity
                • Energy efficiency
                • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch3
                Policy stringency
                Implementation state Implemented
                Date of decision
                Start date of implementation 2011
                End date of implementation 2016
                High impact GHG reduction
                Impact indicator


                Source or references 6th National Communication: http://unfccc.int/files/national_reports/annex_i_natcom/submitted_natcom/application/pdf/nc6_can_resubmission_english.pdf
                Supports policies
                Is supported by policies
                Comments (background and assessment) Translate into sectoral target?
                Status Final

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