The Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) of Natural Resources Canada offers many publications that will help you understand home heating systems, home energy use and transportation efficiency. These publications explain what you can do to reduce your energy use and maintenance costs while increasing your comfort and helping to protect the environment.
It is a national effort to take action on climate change. The One-Tonne Challenge calls on each of us to reduce our annual greenhouse gas emissions by one tonne, or about 20%. By using energy more efficiently and producing less waste, you can protect our environment, improve air quality and cut your energy costs. A one-tonne reduction can be achieved with big changes, or with a number of small, simple changes. Discover lots of useful tips in Your Guide to the One-Tonne Challenge. Get your copy by visiting www.climatechange.gc.ca or by calling 1 800 O-Canada (1 800 622-6232) or 1 800 465-7735 (teletype for the hearing-impaired).
Keeping the Heat In is a guide to all aspects of home insulation and draftproofing. Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a contractor, this 134-page book can help make it easier. Fact sheets are also available on air-leakage control, improving window energy efficiency and moisture problems. Consider getting the expert unbiased advice of an EnerGuide for Houses evaluation before you renovate. Our telephone operators can connect you with an advisor in your local area.
If you are interested in a particular energy source, the OEE has booklets on heating with electricity, gas, oil, heat pumps and wood. Other publications are available on heat recovery ventilators, wood fireplaces, gas fireplaces, air conditioning your home and comparing home heating systems.
When shopping for household appliances, office equipment, lighting products, and windows and doors, consult the OEE's series of Consumer's Guides. They'll help you know what to look for when it comes to energy efficiency.
The EnerGuide label, which is affixed to all new major electrical household appliances and room air conditioners, helps you compare the energy ratings of all models sold in Canada. EnerGuide ratings are also listed in the OEE's annual directories of major electrical household appliances and room air conditioners.
R-2000 homes are the best built, most comfortable homes in Canada, and they use an average of 25 percent less energy than conventional dwellings. R-2000 homes feature state-of-the-art heating systems, high levels of insulation and whole-house ventilation systems that provide continuous fresh air to all rooms. Subject to quality assurance checks during the construction process, once completed, R-2000 homes are certified as being energy efficient.
For information on vehicle fuel consumption, look for the EnerGuide label that appears on every new automobile, van and light-duty truck for sale in Canada. It helps you compare different vehicles' city and highway fuel consumption ratings and estimated annual fuel costs. You can also check the OEE's Fuel Consumption Guide, produced annually, which provides the same information for all vehicles. The OEE's EnerGuide for Vehicles Awards also recognize the vehicles with the lowest fuel consumption in different categories.
Also available is the OEE's Car Economy Calculator, a fuel log that helps you calculate your fuel consumption and savings.
The OEE's Auto$mart Guide provides detailed fuel efficiency information and offers tips on purchasing, operating and maintaining personal vehicles.
To receive any of these free publications, please write or call:
Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada
1770 Pink Road
Gatineau QC J9J 3N7
Fax: (819) 779-2833
Tel.: 1 800 387-2000 (toll-free)
TTY: (613) 996-4397 (teletype for the hearing-impaired)
In the National Capital Region, call 995-2943.
Please allow three weeks for delivery.
Publications can also be ordered or viewed on-line at the OEE's Energy Publications Virtual Library at oee.nrcan.gc.ca/infosource.
For more information related to indoor air quality, contact the Canadian Housing Information Centre at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) by calling (613) 748-2367. Alternatively, write or fax your request to
Canadian Housing Information Centre
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
700 Montreal Road
Ottawa ON K1A 0P7
Fax: (613) 748-4069
Web site: cmhc-schl.gc.ca
If you cannot find a qualified contractor in the Yellow Pages™, a list of residential mechanical ventilation installers in your area is available by contacting
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Institute of Canada
5045 Orbitor Drive
Building 11, Suite 300
Mississauga ON L4W 4Y4
Fax: (905) 602-1197
Web site: www.hrai.ca
Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en
tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ)
8175 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal QC H2P 2MI
Fax: (514) 382-1566
Web site: www.cmmtq.org
(site in french only)
Many HRV manufacturers have their products independently tested and rated for their efficiency in transferring heat. The Home Ventilating Institute in the United States publishes an annual Certified Home Ventilating Products Directory that includes these ratings for many HRV models. If you are purchasing a new HRV, this rating can be a valuable tool for selecting an efficient model. For a copy of the directory, write to
Division of Air Movement and Control Association, Inc.
30 West University Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1893
|Manufacturer||Brand Name||Address||Telephone Number|
|Carrier Canada||Carrier||1515 Drew Road Mississauga, ON
|Honeywell Limited||Honeywell||35 Dynamic Drive Scarborough, ON
|Imperial Air Technologies||Greentek||500 Ferdinand Boulevard Dieppe, NB
|Kanalflakt Canada Inc.||Enviro, Fantech Symphony||50 Kanalflakt Way Bouctouche, NB
|Lennox Industries (Canada) Ltd.||Lennox||10 Director Court Suite
|>Nu-Air Ventilation Systems Inc.||Nu-Air||P.O.Box 225 Newport, NS
|Nutech Energy Systems Inc.||Lifebreath, Tradewinds, Air Flow||511 McCormick Boulevard London, ON
|Powrmatic of Canada Ltd.||Direct Air||3607 Strawberry Hill Street
|Trent Metals Limited||Summeraire||P.O.Box 4088 Peterborough, ON
|Venmar Ventilation Inc.||Venmar AVS, vanEE, Compact, Constructo||550 Lemire Boulevard
|Sears Indoor Clean Air Services (Main Office)||Sears||8-4380 South Service Road
<*revised January 2003
Source: Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) - Office of Energy Efficiency