Toronto, Ontario E3@Work Program

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Toronto, Canada

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Type: Program

Status: Launched in 2002

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Employee Energy Efficiency at Work
E3@Work is an awareness program designed to save money and promote energy efficiency practices by managing office equipment power loads. Developed and implemented by the City of Toronto in 2002, the program is being promoted to business establishments and offices across the city. The goal is to reduce energy consumption and building operating costs, improve energy security and reliability and help preserve the environment.

Reduce energy costs
Employees can reduce energy cost by turning off computers, monitors, lamps, printers, copiers and other devices when not in use. Furthermore, as these devices emit excess heat when they are left on, turning them off reduces the need for air-conditioning - another significant way of reducing electricity consumption. This management of plug loads can amount to substantial savings on building operating costs.