Natural Resources Canada – Part 6 of the EnerGuide Series

Over the past six weeks we have delved into the nuances of the EnerGuide Program and seen how it helps Canadians. Today we will look at the governing body that runs the EnerGuide program, Natural Resources Canada.

According to Natural Resources Canada,

NRCan develops policies and programs that enhance the contribution of the natural resources sector to the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

We conduct innovative science in facilities across Canada to generate ideas and transfer technologies. We also represent Canada at the international level to meet the country’s global commitments related to the sustainable development of natural resources.

Natural Resources Canada does this by researching new and innovative ways to help Canadians live a more environmentally sound lifestyle.

Natural Resources Canada is a fairly new governmental body, with the ministry having only come into existence in 1995; but don’t think that means that we haven’t cared about the environment before! This department, in one form or another has existed since 1842 – before Canada became a country. As you can see, Canada has always cared about the environment!

The ministry has many different departments:

  • Canadian Forest Service
  • Corporate Management and Services Sector
  • Earth Sciences Sector
  • Energy Sector
  • Innovation and Energy Technology Sector
  • Minerals and Metals Sector
  • Science and Policy Integration
  • Geographical Names Board of Canada

All of these departments work together to help create a sustainable, more ecologically sound Canada. For example, in the HVAC industry, we are impacted mostly by the Energy Sector and the Innovation and Energy Technology Sector, but information on the overall environmental health of Canada comes from the other areas. All of the departments at Natural Resources Canada use this information and work together to update policies and help keep Canada as environmentally friendly as possible.

The ministry doesn’t just worry about Canada, either! Natural Resources Canada works alongside the American and Mexican natural resources departments to create continent-wide policies that impact the overall health of all of North America.

As you can see, this ministry does a lot more than just make sure you know how much energy that new TV is using.

If you have any questions about EnerGuide, have a topic you would like covered in this series or have any HVAC related questions, please contact us through our website, via Twitter or on our Facebook page.

To see the rest of the EnerGuide series:

Part one – What is EnerGuide?

Part two – How to properly read an EnerGuide label.

Part Three – EnerGuide homes.

Part Four – Energy Efficiency Regulations that helped create the EnerGuide label.

Part Five – EnerGuide and vehicles


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