May
29
2018

efficiencyPEI honoured for helping Islanders save energy

Paula Biggar, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy and Jim Carr, Federal Minister of Natural Resources

The Prince Edward Island government’s efficiencyPEI division has been named the ENERGY STAR® Canada Advocate of the Year for 2018 for helping Island residents save money on their energy bills.

Each year ENERGY STAR® Canada recognizes participants who have demonstrated particular excellence in helping transform the market and promote energy efficiency. The advocate award recognizes organizations that promote and amplify the ENERGY STAR brand in Canada.

“We are incredibly proud to receive this recognition,” said Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar, whose department includes efficiencyPEI. “Our department’s partnership with ENERGY STAR -- through efficiencyPEI -- allows us to demonstrate to Islanders that government is dedicated to using a trusted standard for energy efficiency as we move toward a lower carbon future” In 2018, efficiencyPEI supported Islanders through a number of successful projects and programs including:
 

  • distributing ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs to more than 600 low-income residents in the province;
  • providing rebates to more than 600 clients for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient products;
  • promoting ENERGY STAR products through more than 50 comprehensive new home consultations;
  • launching a home energy assessment program which promotes the use of ENERGY STAR products;
  • increasing the available rebate on ENERGY STAR Zone 3 windows from $50 to $75; and
  • organizing a series of workshops that focused on energy efficiency, all of which incorporated ENERGY STAR as a desired and trusted standard.

“Congratulations to efficiencyPEI for supporting and promoting ENERGY STAR certified products and new homes. Improving energy efficiency contributes first-hand to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and efficiencyPEI’s efforts are making it easier for Canadians to save energy and money while protecting the planet” said Canada’s Natural Resources Minister the Honourable Jim Carr. “We thank you for your ongoing commitment to improving the availability of energy efficient products and new homes in Canada.”

 

Media contact:
Vicki Tse
vickitse@gov.pe.ca

 

Backgrounder:

About efficiencyPEI

At efficiencyPEI, a division of the Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, we believe in empowering Islanders to make good choices when it comes to energy. From providing information to delivering rebate programs, we are your go-to for all things energy efficiency on Prince Edward Island. We believe in putting knowledge in the hands of clients and enable them to make proactive choices about their homes and businesses. We are re passionate about energy efficiency and we are committed to showing that it can increase comfort, reduce environmental impacts and put money back in the pockets of Islanders. For more information on efficiencyPEI programs and rebates, visit www.efficiencypei.ca.

About ENERGY STAR Canada

ENERGY STAR Canada is a 17-year-long energy efficiency success story. The program is a voluntary partnership between the Government of Canada and 1,500+ organizations working to use our natural resources more wisely through greater energy efficiency. Behind each ENERGY STAR label is a product, home, building or industrial facility that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. ENERGY STAR is Canada’s simple choice to save energy, save money and save our environment. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gc.ca.

General Inquiries

PEI Energy Corporation
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8
(902) 894-0288
(902) 894-0290

jdlarter@gov.pe.ca