BSG Articles

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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A New Way of Visually Representing Climate Change
Published on October 01, 2018

British Scientist Ed Hawkins, a climate professor at the University of Reading, has created ‘barcode charts’ that illustrates rising temperatures as colours. He believes that they depict a clearer image of climate change than a standard graph, as they remove distractions and allow the viewer to intelligibly interpret the long-term trends in the data.

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Walmart Canada orders 30 Additional Electric Semi-Trucks from Tesla
Published on September 28, 2018

Expanding on the 10 Tesla semi-trucks ordered last November, Walmart Canada has decided to take further action towards reducing their carbon footprint; aiming to have their entire fleet powered from alternative energy by 2028. The semi-trucks come with the promise of integrating automated driving in the future, and will also help Walmart reach their goal of electrifying 20% of their fleet by 2022.

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Does Your Home Need to Breathe?
Published on September 28, 2018

A common misconception among homeowners is that a home needs to ‘breathe’ to have proper ventilation. While this may be true in a certain sense, it's actually very detrimental to energy usage and temperature control if ventilation is occurring through small leaks, instead of through a controlled mechanical means (such as a Heat Recovery Ventilator/ HRV), or a dedicated ventilation point.

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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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