As seen in The Daily Gleaner on February 27th, 2010.
A recent McKinsey study estimated that employing profitable energy efficiency measures (i.e. measures that actually pay for themselves) in US homes could reduce energy consumption by 28 per cent by 2020.
The savings are likely to be similar for Canadian homes. Many of the changes are straightforward, cheap and effective, such as programmable thermostats, which were present in only 31 per cent of Canadian households in 2007.