Energy Steps



#1 Walkdown Checksheet

LIGHTING can provide the most convenient savings:

  • It is a large part of the business or buildings operation (ex. tasks)

  • It can be integrated with process upgrades; for productivity and safety

  • Captures immediate engagement from participants and tangible results

HVAC Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning for comfort & health:

  • It is a significant source of energy use and costs

  • Using smart thermostats and distribution for desired environmental conditions

  • Characteristics: activity, durations, distributions, patterns, clothing levels


  • Outlining systems, components and processes

Energy Use Overview (by NRC): Residential , Commercial ↗, Air Conditioning

#2 Energy Report

Detailed Equipment Breakdown

  • Energy balance: heat transfer through the building envelope, and optimized controls

  • Load assessment: heating & cooling, appliances, process equipment

Opportunities for Installation

  • Insulation, sealing windows and doors, automated blinds and natural solar gains

  • Energy Star high efficiency lighting implementations for kW reductions & kWh savings

Available Rebates

Available Programs: Better Homes TO

#3 Conservation Monitoring

Graphing and Presenting Energy Uses

  • Respresenting the customer's usage cycles: day, month, year (with seasons)

Operation & Maintenance Consumption Patterns

  • A continuous feedback loop of periodic patterns and driving improvements

Occupant Behavioural Changes

  • Awareness training and capacity development

Electrical Systems (by IESO): Ontario Map , Power Data

Guides to: Energy Audits