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David is the CEO and Founder of IndEco.

Health benefits of a low-carbon future in Toronto

In 2007, Toronto adopted the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions across Toronto by 80% by the year 2050, relative to 1990 levels. This report provides input to TransformTO, a project lead by the City of Toronto Environment and Energy Division and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund to identify a path that will lead Toronto to [...]

By | 2017-05-15T21:00:22+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Home, Ideas|0 Comments

IndEco has helped LDCs recover more than $10 million in lost revenue

Electricity local distribution companies (LDCs) are in the business of selling a reliable supply of electricity to customers. Offering conservation and demand management (CDM) programs to customers provides a number of benefits including: Reducing electricity costs for customers, Decreasing the strain on the grid at peak times of electricity use, Delaying the need for new [...]

By | 2017-05-17T10:45:39+00:00 December 4th, 2014|News, Utilities|0 Comments

Stepping up to the Conservation First challenge

Ontario's new "Conservation First" framework – unveiled at this year's Electricity Distributors Association AGM – tasks distribution companies with achieving seven terawatt hours of energy savings in 2015-2020. Distributors are committed to helping their customers use electricity more efficiently, and generally welcome targets that are both achievable and aggressive, and accompanied by appropriate resources. Distributors [...]

By | 2017-05-07T11:30:31+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Associations, Home, Ideas|0 Comments

LDCs may get big lost revenue claims, even if behind on CDM targets

You may be entitled to a significant claim for lost revenues, even if you are behind on your CDM targets Depending on how your local distribution company (LDC) has incorporated projected reductions in energy use from conservation and demand management (CDM) programs into your load forecast (if you did), you may still be entitled to [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:15:54+00:00 April 4th, 2013|Ideas|0 Comments

City of Barrie corporate energy management plan

IndEco worked with the City of Barrie in 2011 to develop a six-year Corporate energy management plan, in compliance with Regulation 397/11 of the Green Energy Act (2009). The plan included a baseline assessment of energy use, targets for reducing energy use, and technological actions to achieve targets. We calculated a 43% internal rate [...]

By | 2017-05-08T12:17:42+00:00 March 13th, 2013|Ideas|0 Comments

Smart grid consumer engagement

Smart grid technologies offer exciting possibilities for electricity system stakeholders. For electric utilities and electricity system operators, they provide tools to address peak demand, to improve system reliability, and to manage distributed generation and energy storage technologies. For consumers, smart grid technologies can provide new opportunities to manage electricity use, to control bills, and to [...]

By | 2017-05-05T12:28:24+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Ideas, Utilities|0 Comments

Road to health: Improving walking and cycling in Toronto

Land use and transportation systems are closely linked to Torontonians' low levels of daily physical activity, and increasing levels of chronic disease. Active transportation is at the forefront of efforts to design healthier communities and transportation. Toronto Public Health retained IndEco to review the literature on active transportation, gather and analyze Toronto-specific data, quantify the [...]

By | 2017-05-21T19:13:56+00:00 April 24th, 2012|Ideas|0 Comments

IndEco and partners save more than 400 million litres of water in York Region in 2009

Water use efficiency is an essential part of York Region's Long Term Strategy. As a rapidly growing municipality, water availability and cost is a growing concern to York Region. Costs and environmental impact can be reduced if water can be conserved and used more efficiently. To help York Region continue with its award winning Water [...]

By | 2017-05-17T10:47:42+00:00 April 14th, 2010|News|0 Comments

Comprehensive energy management program at UHN achieves significant energy savings

In 2007 the University Health Network (UHN), with the assistance of IndEco, received funding to pilot a comprehensive energy management and engagement program in their three downtown Toronto hospitals – Toronto Western Hospital (TWH), Toronto General Hospital (TGH), and Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) - over three years. This energy management and engagement program is a [...]

By | 2017-05-19T22:22:14+00:00 December 2nd, 2008|News|0 Comments