This issue explores the concept of demand-side management (DSM) and draws recommendations to put it into action. It also presents several initiatives supported by Econoler in emerging economies throughout the years.
This publication includes 40 landmark projects carried out by Econoler over the years in Canada and around the world. Each project illustrates the breadth and depth of our firm’s expertise in the energy efficiency and demand-side management sectors, projects that have greatly contributed to the fight against climate change since the early 1980s.
The Econoler story is the story of a Quebec-based Canadian firm that has successfully positioned itself on the international stage over the last 40 years as an indisputable globally recognized leader in its fields of expertise and active in 160 countries.
Formerly the Bulgarian EE Fund.
This section presents publications by Econoler, its experts, as well as those of various clients and partners to which our experts have contributed.
This article written by Victorien Justin Ague, senior sustainable energy consultant, explains how Econoler contributed to the establishment of an energy label and minimum energy performance standard on lamps, air conditioners, and refrigerators in Benin, making it the first member country of the UEMOA to implement its own standards. In French only.
Econoler was commissioned by the Quebec Business Council on the Environment (CPEQ) to design and produce this practical guide, which aims to help businesses decarbonize their activities to achieve carbon neutrality. Only available in French at the moment.
Co-written by Laurent Kossivi Domegni, international technical expert, this article presents the findings of a study aimed at investigating the status of access to energy in rural areas in Bening, Senegal and Togo. It identifies productive activities that could be developed based on available and accessible energy resources, and gives examples of rural enterprises as part of electrification activities which integrate the development of productive activities.
Pierre Langlois and Denis Tanguay,
Executive Director of the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), explore the importance of Measurement and Verification (M&V) techniques for projects performed under the Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) business model.
Pierre Langlois contributed to this publication exploring some of the innovations in the energy sector, including those involving the private sector in public-private partnerships and there are several successful stories up to now, and which are the subject of the case studies presented. In French only.
Stéphanie Nour and Pierre Langlois contributed to this publication providing a summary of international best practice experience in the cement sector and focus on specific technical measures that could be implemented by cement plants to reduce their operating costs and improve their carbon footprints.
Pierre Langlois published an article on Super ESCO in the COP26 official magazine: Energy Efficiency Magazine. The article is on pages 14-15.
Our colleagues Geneviève Gauthier, Aurélie Vérin and Mintou NDIAYE have conducted this research for the CSA Group to examine the best practices and methodologies used to report data on commercial buildings through existing initiatives across Canada and the U.S. A standard database would enable efficient energy and GHG emissions policy-making in the built environment. The report is publicly available.
Econoler with the AFD finalised a publication in the context of the project on street lighting and gender.
This insightful article was written by our colleague Laurent Jodoin, Ph.D, published in the Energy Research & Social Science Journal, on the concept of the Energy Justice Framework (EJF) and how it can be operationalized in developing countries. The proposed approach is based in part on empirical research conducted in Guinea through an analysis of a 2015 access to electricity survey conducted by Econoler among 3,860 Guinean households using the World Bank/ESMAP Multi-Tier Framework (MTF). The work for this analysis was funded by IDRC.
The concept of the EJF goes way beyond that of energy poverty by integrating multi-dimensional ethical and human capability considerations. The author makes a strong argument for the idea that energy access as a topic is “better addressed from a broader ethical perspective and the EJF based inter alia on the capability approach offers an adequate normative framework because it helps conceptualize the real opportunities that the wide diversity of energy services can offer.” As a consequence, an energy justice framework can help policymakers in designing more just and inclusive energy policies.
Co-written by Amandine Gal, Marie-Claude Hamelin, and Stéphanie Nour.
Pierre Langlois has collaborated in two articles for this publication.
Langlois, P., J. Hansen, S., "World ESCO Outlook," 2012
As country after country around the world embraces the idea of self-funding energy efficiency, an energy performance contracting (EPC) model emerges and then changes to meet local needs. This book captures this rapidly changing landscape and offers valuable insights into this fascinating industry. The authors have brought together the best of in-country experts from nearly 60 countries to share their insights as to what makes EPC successful in their specific environments. In telling their story, they also reveal some exciting new overseas market opportunities and provide the most complete insight available into the ESCO world.
Langlois, P, Gauthier, G., "Canadian Energy Efficiency Outlook A National Effort for Tackling Climate Change", 2019
Energy Efficiency (EE) has been recognized since the early 1970s as the most relevant mechanism to optimize the way we meet our energy needs. The rationale behind this book is to present where the Canadian EE sector stands today to all Canadian stakeholders and those interested around the world. The Canada Energy Efficiency Outlook aims to outline the different environments that support EE development in our highly diversified provinces and territories, as well as at the national level, and consequently allow the reader to better understand the complexities involved. More globally, this book serves as an important reference for all interested parties on how Canada has variably innovated and developed mechanisms to achieve the goal of making this country more energy efficient.
J. Hansen, Shirley, Langlois, P. and Bertoldi, P., 2009
This book provides an insightful assessment of today's ESCO (energy services) industry around the world. Analyzing current trends, the volume discusses opportunities and problems of the ESCO industry in each country. It includes significant contributions by Pierre Langlois and Paolo Bertoldi. The author and contributors have reached into the far corners of the world to get trusted colleagues to tell the story of the energy services industry's development in their respective countries, and in their own words. Chapters cover selected countries from Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, North America, South America, New Zealand and Australia, as well as the overall global picture.