A “lifer” when it comes to electrifying the push to greater energy efficiency and leading advocate for a culture of conservation, Peter Love of the Energy Services Association of Canada and Adjunct Professor at York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies played a key role in convincing the Ontario government to increase the minimum energy efficiency standards in the province’s building code. The new code came into effect in 2012 and is among the most stringent in North America and is expected to result in electricity savings of about 500 MW by 2014. This has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional sales of insulation and other clean tech energy efficiency products. Peter serves on handful of clean tech and NGO boards and is a volunteer Advisor with the Cleantech Practice at Mars.
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"Given the lack of energy planning courses in Ontario universities and the rapid advancement of energy planning in practice, it is important for students in this field to supplement coursework with applied projects."
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By David MacMillan, MES Candidate