Energy Efficiency

Improved energy efficiency helps B.C.'s households, businesses and institutions save money, be more competitive and have a better quality of life. It is also the cleanest way to meet increasing demand for energy, so is good for our natural environment and is one of the lowest-cost ways to reduce B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions.

In recent years, the Government of British Columbia has set a number of ambitious targets to reduce the growth of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the province. Here are some of the things we do to help British Columbians achieve these targets:

  • Research and develop policy strategies for accelerating energy efficiency across all sectors of the economy
  • Implement regulations that require products, equipment, and appliances sold or manufactured in in B.C. to meet minimum energy performance standards
  • Assist in the development of energy performance requirements in B.C.’s building code
  • Support public utilities and other branches of government to facilitate energy efficiency programs, tools, and standards
  • Stimulate the development and introduction of technologies and practices that increase energy efficiency through the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund
  • Administer programs and tools designed to increase the voluntary adoption of higher efficiency technologies and practices by B.C. households, businesses, institutions, and local governments
  • Work closely with partners and stakeholders inside and outside of B.C. to ensure a coordinated energy efficiency strategy is being pursued

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about what we are doing to help British Columbians be more energy efficient and to see what you can do to improve your energy efficiency.