Energy management resources for buildings
High-performance building design and construction can generate important energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions. As research and development continue to yield new innovations, energy management becomes more complex.
The buildings of the future will be highly responsive
In the future, energy management will integrate renewable energy production, thermal storage and the ability of buildings to respond to signals from the electrical grid.
The high-performance buildings of tomorrow will adjust how they function in response to how their equipment is operating, the energy consumption their systems predict and the peak energy load scenarios in their respective locations.
Natural Resources Canada continues to research and develop energy management and demand responsive control strategies for buildings. Research activities focus on energy prediction and developing smart control strategies for managing energy in commercial buildings.
Here are some energy resources for buildings offered or approved by Natural Resources Canada.
Free courses for the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB), RETScreen software training, Canadian training centres and resources, international training opportunities.
Energy management primers, EcoENERGY Efficiency for Buildings, statistical reports, energy use in Canada, and energy management best practices that can help your organization and how to incorporate them into your operations.
Issues and initiatives affecting the energy efficiency of the buildings sector.
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager building energy benchmarking tools, information sessions, presentations and training webinars.
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