We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: energy efficiency is the key to reducing GHG emissions. You might be able to ignore pesky non-profits, but you can’t ignore the International Energy Agency (IEA)!
The IEA released a new report this week called Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, which advocates four proven actions that can stop the growth of energy-related GHG emissions by 2020. Action #1: improve energy efficiency of buildings, motors, and transportation. The IEA report says that we can get emissions down by 8% by the end of the decade with energy efficiency accounting for half. They also highlight the fact that energy efficiency more than pays for itself.
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? At TAF, we champion energy efficiency as the biggest, fastest, and cheapest way to reduce GHG emissions. With thousands of in-efficient buildings in Toronto, the time is now for energy efficiency retrofits. And that’s why we developed the Energy Savings Performance Agreement: to remove barriers and help building owners reap the rewards of energy efficiency … and save the planet.
Suggestions for how TAF can more effectively advance energy efficiency and tap this energy resource are always welcome! Post your ideas in the comments below.