Efficiency NB

New campaign to help homeowners use less energy (10/04/20)

NB 572

April 20, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - A new consumer education campaign developed by Efficiency NB, called Your Energy, was launched today to help homeowners save money and use less energy.



"Through many simple and low-cost measures, New Brunswickers can take control of their home energy consumption," said Energy Minister Jack Keir. "Efficiency NB has developed information and interactive tools to help us learn how to use less energy and reduce our energy costs with some easy-to-follow strategies."

Keir is also the minister responsible for Efficiency NB.

"Sixty per cent of the cost of most utility bills is for space heating, which is why we have been very active in helping homeowners upgrade their homes to minimize heating costs," said Elizabeth Weir, president and chief executive officer, Efficiency NB. "This campaign is aimed at the other 40 per cent - the energy consumed for everything else such as lights, appliances and water heating. We want everyone to understand that every one of us can take a few simple actions that can add up to significant energy savings."

Your Energy consists of three components:

Efficiency NB has joined NB Power, Saint John Energy, Edmundston Energy, Perth-Andover Electric Light Commission and most New Brunswick retailers of large household appliances on various components of the initiative.


MEDIA CONTACT: Tracey Somers, communications, Efficiency NB, 506-643-2860.