The Consumers Council of Canada believes that energy should be used wisely, and to the best advantage.
Energy efficient products reduce the energy needed to provide and use those products. The Council knows that, by making energy efficiency a requirement, all consumers benefit. The Council supports the idea of governments requiring that homes we live in and buildings we work in be energy efficient and that energy consuming products we purchase, such as appliances, furnaces, etc., be energy efficient.
Governments in Canada should have energy policies that encourage energy efficiency through specific initiatives, building codes, transportation policies, etc.
Building on an energy efficiency foundation, consumers can then work to conserve energy through their lifestyle choices.
If you are considering a home renovation, you may benefit from purchasing the Council's e-Book A Consumer Perspective on Home Renovations: The Complete Series.