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Launch of Energy Services Association of Canada


December 5, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

Ainsworth, Ameresco, Direct Energy, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, MCW Custom Energy Solutions, Siemens and Trane have formed an advocacy organization called Energy Services Association of Canada (ESAC) to promote government policies and regulatory support for greater use of “guaranteed, performance-based solutions to upgrade Canada’s aging infrastructure”.

Together, says ESAC, these companies are responsible for more than 90% of the $450-million annual performance-based solutions business in Canada. The association recently appointed Anthony DaSilva from Ameresco as its first chair, Luis Rodrigues of Honeywell (in photo) as its vice-chair and Peter Love (Ontario’s former chief energy conservation officer) as its first president.

Energy efficiency upgrades, renewable energy strategies and overall infrastructure renewal initiatives can all be achieved through performance-based solutions delivered and guaranteed by energy services companies, says ESAC. This type of solution allows organizations to make needed upgrades and improvements with little risk, as the upgrades are funded through guaranteed energy and operational savings.

CLICK HERE for Energy Services Association of Canada (ESAC).