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Op-ed - March 24, 2017 - By Karen Tam Wu

Published in The Province (March 24, 2017)

Energy efficiency is about more than saving electricity.

An energy-efficient building can lower your heating bills by more than 50 per cent, and they stay more comfortable and safe during a blackout or disaster.

Thirteen jobs are created for every $1 million invested in energy efficiency.

Karen Tam Wu, Pembina Institute


This letter originally appeared in the Province on March 24, 2017. 

The Pembina Institute and The Atmospheric Fund have created a handy infographic outlining the multiple benefits of energy efficient buildings. Learn more at


Karen Tam Wu
Karen Tam Wu

Karen Tam Wu was the regional director of B.C. at the Pembina Institute until 2022.


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