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Family in N.S. Build Their Dream Passive House
Published on December 06, 2018

Phil Dennis, previously a mechanical engineer in the space industry, has undertaken the design and construction of a 1,800 square foot home for his family to live in, which will be built to Passive House standards. 

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New Neighbourhood in Markham Will Use Geothermal
Published on December 06, 2018

The City of Markham, Mattamy Homes, and Enwave Energy Corporation recently announced their partnership and plans to build a 300 home neighbourhood in Markham that will have each and every home connected to a geothermal energy system.

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Preventing Harmful Fumes with Exhaust Depressurization Testing
Published on December 05, 2018

As homes continue to be built to even higher levels of air tightness, it has become more important than ever to make sure that harmful fumes aren’t spilling into your home. This is especially important in homes with a wood stove, as combustion spillage can cause serious air quality and health concerns.

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First Net-Negative Home in Lethbridge County
Published on December 05, 2018

Rudy Reger, owner of Energy Smart Canada, has built an efficient home that produces more renewable energy than it uses over the course of a year, making it the first ‘net-negative’ home in Lethbridge County.

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A Quick Look at Ontario’s New Environment Plan
Published on December 04, 2018

The Provincial Government has released its new Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, with the intention of: protecting lakes, rivers and air, addressing climate change, reducing waste and litter in our environment, and conserving land and greenspace. The section of the Environment Plan which targets climate change has a goal of fulfilling the previous requirements of Cap and Trade, now that it has been cancelled in Ontario.

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The Province’s HRRP Now Offers New Eligibility, New Territories, & New Incentives.

There’s great news for homeowners who are planning to do residential renovations or upgrades! The Ontario Government has significantly enhanced the province’s Home Reno Rebate Program. And the bottom line for homeowners - higher rebates! By doing renovations or upgrades that will improve a home’s energy efficiency, homeowners may be eligible for substantial rebates of up to $5,000 from Union Gas. Simply put, there are long-term payoffs with an energy efficient home.

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