Government launches Energy Manager Program

The federal government has launched a new energy efficiency initiative that will be of interest to the HVAC/R industry in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick.

The Energy Manager Program will provide $3.1 million to small businesses, municipalities, institutions and not-for-profit organizations to hire energy managers and undergo energy assessments for buildings, industrial facilities and fleets to identify areas where efficiencies can be made, including heating and cooling systems.

The program will be funded from the proceeds of the federal carbon pollution pricing system collected in the four provinces where the backstop applies.

This announcement builds on the Generation Energy Council Report submitted to the government of Canada by leading Canadians, which proposed principles on how to build our energy future where the economy and environment go hand in hand.

Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi, said, “By investing in the environment, we invest in Canadians, our economy and the prolonged health of our planet. Our government is proud to support initiatives like the Energy Manager Program, which will reduce energy use, operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions, advancing our clean future and helping us realize our global climate change goals.”