Canada post delivers energy conservation

Bev Fenerty-McKibbon, Anshuman Khare

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Buildings account for more than 30% of Green house gas (GHG) emissions generated in Canada [1]. Canada Post Corporation (CPC) occupies 3223 buildings, and as a result has the opportunity to make a significant positive impact on the environment through energy conservation. In accordance with the corporation's environmental policy and with a proactive strategy, Canada Post has several long-term programs dating back to 1992 that have resulted in reduced energy consumption, and therefore reduced GHG's. Recently the corporation has introduced several new energy management initiatives. In order to support the commitment, energy conservation strategies have been developed. It is anticipated that CPC will be achieving 33% reduction in GHG emissions by 2010. Energy conservation has financial benefits related to energy cost savings. However, CPC believes that cost savings are an important benefit, but not the reason behind the decision to pursue a strong energy conservation policy. Companies like Canada Post are important to Canada's future in its ability to achieve its Kyoto commitment, but more importantly there is an opportunity to exercise environmental responsibility. Canada Post has adopted a leadership position and in doing so has demonstrated a corporate will to contribute to the environmental well being of the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-234
Number of pages14
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar. 2005


  • Energy conservation
  • Environmental policy on buildings
  • Kyoto protocol
  • Sustainable development


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