On Thursday, the Government of Canada announced it is investing $469,973 to Service New Brunswick ‘s Energy Management branch. Accordingly, this investment will help the branch support the implementation of a government-wide energy management and reporting system.
In fact, Service New Brunswick is also contributing $15,000, bringing the total project value to $484,973.
Supporting energy management in provincial buildings
Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, made the announcement.
“Energy efficiency is a key in building Canada’s zero-emission future. Thus, we are proud to partner with Service New Brunswick to help them make Government of New Brunswick buildings more energy-efficient. Also, to save money and energy and reduce their environmental footprint,” said Mr. Long.
According to a government’s press release, this investment will support the Government of New Brunswick’s Climate Change Action Plan. Besides, it will put in place energy benchmarking, labelling and disclosure in over 500 province’s buildings.
Indeed, “you can’t manage what you can’t measure,” said The Honourable Mary E. Wilson, Minister of Service New Brunswick. In fact, “SNB, through its Energy Management Branch, is contributing to the province’s Climate Change Action Plan. Particularly, by providing an energy management reporting system.”
New Brunswick is helping Canada’s clean energy future
According to Ms. Wilson, “this is the first critical step in managing a building’s energy performance. Therefore, SNB will continue to support the province as it leads by example through monitoring energy use in its buildings.”
Therefore, the project will help increase awareness on the benefits of improved energy performance. Also, it will look to ensure accountability for energy consumption.
Another objective of the project it to help reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs. Thus, the initiative will play a role in promoting Canada’s energy efficiency objectives and improve its overall energy performance.
Moreover, federal funding for this project was provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure – Energy Efficient Buildings Program. Accordingly, the Government is looking to support green infrastructure projects that will create good and well-paid jobs.
Indeed, increasing the energy efficiency of Canada’s institutional buildings is a key part of the country’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.