Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency:
Policy, Programs and Best Practices
Developing and implementing effective energy efficiency policies and programs is widely recognized as being critical if humankind is to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. While important progress has been made over the past few decades, much more needs to be done.
This textbook is a critical learning tool as there will be tremendous need for senior undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of organizations.
The text is divided into three sections.
- Theories and policies applicable to all jurisdictions, containing 11 chapters with links to references and further readings.
- Seven case studies, including BC, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
- Sample course materials, such as templates for Cabinet Submissions, Briefing Notes, Regulatory Submissions, Building Audits, informative videos, articles and mid-term tests.
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The material in this text is based on courses on energy efficiency policy that have been taught by Peter Love
, Adjunct Professor at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies and by Dr. Alan Meier
, Professor at the University of California Davis’ Energy Efficiency Center. It has also benefitted from a 1.5 day workshop “Teaching Energy Efficiency at the Post Secondary Level” organized at York University June 16-17, 2014; a report on this workshop is available at http://sei.info.yorku.ca/seminar-presentations/
. The results of this workshop were subsequently discussed at the International Green Educators Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany and at the Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy workshop.
Adjunct Professor at York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies
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