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Electrifying the Economy: Dunsky to Lead the Quebec Government’s Electrification Working Group

In order to achieve its target of reducing GHG emissions by 37.5% by 2030, but also to position itself in the economic transition underway, the Government of...

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Making It Visible: Home Energy Rating in Vancouver

Metro Vancouver has ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% by 2050. With single-family homes accounting for 40% of the region’s...

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Stacked, Staged & Green: A Capacity Plan for Summerside Electric

The City of Summerside’s electric utility, Summerside Electric, is anticipating growth in customers’ peak capacity needs. Before investing in a planned diesel...

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Greening Neighbourhoods with Thermal Imagery

Emerging digital platforms like aerial thermal imagery can make invisible heat loss visible. Toronto’s Greenest Neighbourhood pilot sought to develop, test, and...

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Municipal Leadership on Energy Efficiency: A Roadmap

Achieving the Paris Agreement’s deep emissions reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 will require no shortage of ambition. This is especially true for municipal...

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Lowe’s : Boosting Efficiency at the World’s #2 Hardware Retailer

When Lowe’s decided to improve the energy efficiency of their operations, they turned to the Dunsky team. Across a fleet of over 400 stores, we developed a plan that...

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Benchmarking Success: Efficiency Canada retains Dunsky and ACEEE to Develop Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

In the U.S., ACEEE’s State Scorecard is well-known for benchmarking energy efficiency policies, investments and performance, and for encouraging friendly,...

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AESP: Training for the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Leaders

The Dunsky team is pleased to be supporting the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) in designing and delivering its new Certificate of Excellence in DSM...

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Dunsky at ACEEE 2018 Summer Study

With nine members of the Dunsky team in attendance, this year’s ACEEE Summer Study is in full swing! The biennial Summer Study is among the foremost gatherings of...

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Financing: A cost-effective complement to – or replacement for – incentive programs?

This year Dunsky sent its largest contingent ever to the ACEEE Energy Efficiency Financing Forum in Tarrytown, NY, a reflection of our expanding work assisting utilities...

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The Economic Benefits of Energy Efficiency

118,000. That’s the number of new, full-time equivalent jobs that increased energy efficiency will create if the Pan-Canadian Framework (PCF) is implemented as...

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Defining what is achievable in the U.S. Midwest, the Northeast and Canada

The Dunsky team recently completed a series of potential studies, and has recently launched a series of new ones, to define what can be achieved – in energy, demand...

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Supporting the New Energy Efficiency Alberta

Dunsky is excited to have been retained by Energy Efficiency Alberta, the new provincial agency, as it continues to build out its energy efficiency and renewable energy...

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Weatherizing Small Business in New England: A New Opportunity

Air sealing and insulation (aka weatherization) measures are critical to achieving energy savings goals, yet weatherizing the buildings that house small businesses has...

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Building Investor Confidence in Efficiency Projects

Dunsky is excited to report that the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) is officially coming to Canada! We have been supporting the adoption of this tool in the Canadian...

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Dunsky to Advise on Québec’s Energy Transition

When the Quebec government recently created Transition énergétique Québec (TEQ), the new agency responsible for coordinating the province’s transition to a clean...

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How Much is Left? Massachusetts’ Remaining Efficiency Potential

Massachusetts is renowned for its ambitious energy efficiency savings and targets, regularly landing the #1 spot on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient...

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Unlocking the Value of Energy Efficiency Performance in Edmonton

Home and Building Energy Rating and Disclosure (HERD/BERD) policies are intended to reveal the “hidden” energy performance of buildings, leading to a more informed...

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Urban Climate Innovation Hubs

Large cities are confronted with the dual challenge of reducing their own corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and those of their broader communities. In a bid to...

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California’s Financing Programs

California is rolling out a suite of new statewide financing pilots that seek to bring together the security of a loan loss reserve, with private lender capital and...

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Iowa’s Efficiency Potential

Dunsky was recently retained to lead a large-scale study of the potential for gas and electricity savings across every sector, market segment and technology option in...

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New Programs for Alberta

Alberta’s Climate Change Office recently retained the Dunsky team to develop the first suite of energy efficiency programs to be administered by the newly-created...

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Integrated Efficiency & DR Plan

When New Brunswick Power was tasked with leading demand-side management in the eastern Canadian province, it turned to the Dunsky team for support. We began by assessing...

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Connecticut Green Bank

The Connecticut Green Bank is a special financial entity that accelerates the deployment of energy efficiency and clean energy solutions. By using limited public dollars...

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A Roadmap for Energy Rating and Disclosure

Incentives alone won’t move the needle enough. For change to be sustainable, markets need to provide the right information at the right time in consumers’...

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A Green Bank in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a widely recognized leader in energy efficiency. So when the state’s Energy Efficiency Resource Council sought to leverage financing mechanisms to spur...

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Evaluation of High-Performance Affordable Housing

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) retained Dunsky’s services to carry out a post occupancy evaluation of the Beaver Barracks affordable housing...

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Smart Thermostats in Massachusetts

With the rapid emergence of new thermostat technologies, National Grid and EverSource (formerly NStar, CL&P, PSNH, WMECo and Yankee Gas) retained Dunsky to assess...

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Manitoba Hydro’s Affordable Energy Program

Dunsky conducted a strategic review of Manitoba Hydro’s Affordable Energy Program. Our review focused on identifying lessons learned from best practices and leading...

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Hydro-Quebec’s Market Transformation

Hydro-Quebec, North America’s largest electric utility, retained Dunsky to advise on evaluating the long-term, market transformation impacts of its portfolio of...

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Up, Down or Midstream Incentives?

Offering coupon-based or point-of-sale discounts on energy-efficient consumer products is a tried-and-true method for program administrators to achieve energy savings....