BSG Articles


New Findings Suggest Energy Efficiency Can Address Climate Change
Published on October 11, 2018

Distinguished American energy expert, and co-founder and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Amory Lovins, recently published findings in the paper titled “How Big is the Energy Efficiency Resource?”, that he believes indicate that the world’s ability to sustain a rapid increase of energy efficiency every year has been understated, and that decreasing worldwide energy consumption may be even more profitable than had been previously thought. The main reasoning behind his findings is that energy efficiency in a factory, building, or vehicle is often analyzed as its individual parts, and not as a whole.

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Cannabis Legalization and Stopping the Spread of Unwanted Smoke
Published on October 10, 2018

With the upcoming legalization of cannabis on October 17th, Canadians are free to smoke recreationally on their own property. Cannabis smoke is known to have a strong skunky odour, and can pose an air quality concern inside poorly compartmentalized homes that neighbour recreational smokers.

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Framing Climate Change as a Health Issue
Published on October 09, 2018

The World Health Organization had identified climate change as ‘the defining issue for public health during this century’ over a decade ago, and since then a number of public health professionals have been keeping track of climate-related effects on Ontarians’ health.

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5 Reasons Your Home Needs an EnerGuide Home Evaluation
Published on October 08, 2018

If you already know about the EnerGuide Home Evaluation, this will help you to understand more of the benefits. If you’re new to EnerGuide, it’s an opportunity to understand the program and how it can benefit you. Whatever the case, if you haven’t had a professional home evaluation - it’s time to reconsider.

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Destructive Weather Impacts Corporate Thinking
Published on October 05, 2018

Many Canadian companies are being made aware of the realities of climate change, as they are forced to confront the impact it has on their business, with many starting to plan for the future accordingly.

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$1 Billion in Provincial Government’s Cap-and-Trade Fund
Published on October 04, 2018

The Provincial Government of Ontario has approximately $1 billion dollars sitting unspent in the cap-and-trade fund. Although the exact amount of what is left in the fund is not known, Ontario’s environmental commissioner Dianne Saxe believes there still remains $1 billion dollars in the fund - as she has not noticed any evidence of the money being spent since the end of March.

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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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