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Green Plumber Tips

You can save water in your shower several ways. The obvious one is to take shorter showers, but by fitting low-flow attachments to your shower, you can save an amazing amount of water, saving money and energy in the bargain.

You want figures? OK, a low-flow shower head will save around
3,000 gallons of water for each person every year!

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Energy Star

Energy Star

Helping Canadians shop for high efficiency products

The ENERGY STAR® symbol is a consumer icon in the Canadian marketplace. It instantly identifies products that have qualified as high efficiency.

The ENERGY STAR Initiative is a voluntary partnership between the Government of Canada and industry to make high efficiency products readily available and visible to Canadians.

NRCan formally enrolls manufacturers, retailers and other organizations as Participants in the ENERGY STAR Initiative. Participants help promote ENERGY STAR and ensure ENERGY STAR qualified products are prominent and readily available in the marketplace and to Canadian consumers.

Partnering with the United States

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) administers and monitors use of the ENERGY STAR name and symbol in Canada under an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Canada became an international partner in the program in 2001.

NRCan works closely with the EPA to develop ENERGY STAR technical specifications for products. It also develops Canadian specifications for certain ENERGY STAR qualified products.

Three tools for energy efficiency

ENERGY STAR is one of three tools that consumers, governments and businesses use to advance energy efficiency in Canada.

  • Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations set minimum energy performance standards for energy-using products.
  • EnerGuide is Canada’s energy-efficiency labelling program and rating system for major appliances, room air conditioners and some heating and ventilating equipment.
  • The ENERGY STAR symbol identifies products that have met or exceeded technical specifications for high efficiency.
Green Plumber Tips

Your water heater is probably set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. You can reset it lower to 120 degrees and still have all the benefits.

However, your water heating costs will drop by up to 10% and the environment will benefit from lower energy consumption.