Canadian energy consumption and conservation programs related to buildings

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ConferenceProceedings of the CIB W67 International Symposium on Energy Use in the Built Environment: 1982, Dublin, Ireland
Subjectenergy conservation; buildings; energy; consumption; petroleum; oil importation; oil energy substitution programs; building sector potential; Energy efficiency; conservation de l'energie; batiment; energie; consommation (activite); petrole brut
AbstractCanada has the potential to be self-sufficient in all forms of energy but, despite being a net exporter of energy, currently imports approximately 20% of its oil requirement and a lesser proportion of coal. Canadian programs are, therefore, focused upon reducing the demand for oil by a combination of conservation and the substitution of other forms of energy for oil. Since buildings account for about one third of the total energy consumption, and about one quarter of the oil consumption, there is great potential for doing this in the building sector.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number22411
NPARC number20378754
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