Energy Conservation

Using less electricity, natural gas, gasoline and diesel will save you money and help improve our impact on the environment. Conserving energy reduces the need to produce energy from non-renewable sources and improves our air quality.

climateXchange Showcase

On May 4, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m., join us for a free community event at Glen Abbey Recreation Centre. Event includes:

  • Test drive electric vehicles,
  • Experience climate change in virtual reality,
  • Learn how to save money and energy on your home,
  • Talk to expert to prepare for extreme weather and
  • Take home give-aways and prizes!

The showcase is part of a two-week climateXchange series to help you reduce your footprint and better prepare for a changing climate.

The Earth Hour Movement

Every year the town reduces non-essential lighting in support of Earth Hour. With your participation in 2019, we reduced energy consumption 3.2 percent (3.8 MegaWatts MW), the equivalent of turning off 63,000 60 watt light bulbs. Between 2008, we have saved a total of 94 MW, the equivalent of turning off 1.5 million 60 watt light bulbs!

Bring the spirit of Earth Hour to your everyday life. Learn ways to conserve energy below!


What you can do to conserve energy!

Community

Oakville is developing a Community Energy Plan with community partners Sheridan College and the Oakville Energy Task Force. Have your say in how we can reduce energy costs, create green jobs and lower our greenhouse emissions as a community.

For home

For energy conservation tips at home open How To Conserve Energy At Home (pdf).

  • Borrow an energy meter to find out about your energy use.
  • Turn off all non-essential power
  • Turn off the lights
  • Turn down the thermostat
  • Unplug the TV, DVD player, microwave, clock radio and computer ... and enjoy the quiet.

For business

For energy conservation tips for businesses open How To Conserve Energy At Business (pdf).


Resources

20/20 The Way to Clean Air
Office of Energy Efficiency
Save On Energy