BSG Articles


Citizens March in Montreal over Climate Issues
Published on November 14, 2018

The Planet Goes to Parliament, a self-described citizen led movement, recently led a march in Montreal to draw awareness to climate change issues and their absence in the Quebec election campaign.

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Ontario leading Canada in Air Quality: Report
Published on November 13, 2018

A recent report from Bruce Power and Asthma Canada has recognized nuclear power in Ontario as playing an integral role in helping the province reduce the amount of coal it burns to produce electricity, helping to lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.

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Federal Support for Efficiency in Ontario
Published on November 13, 2018

Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, recently announced that the Government of Canada is looking into reinvestment options for Ontario’s portion of the leftover funding from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, after the province cancelled its participation in all associated programs.

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Blower Door Tests: What Are They and How Can They Help?
Published on November 12, 2018

A blower door test is an evaluation of the overall airtightness within a residential home or building. They are conducted by an experienced and Registered Energy Advisor, who has specific training to use the unique tools within the test. This allows them to effectively identify and locate all possible air leaks within the building.

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Renewable Energy Production and Canada’s Future
Published on November 12, 2018

According to a recent report from the National Energy Board, Canada will be incorporating more renewably sourced energy into its electricity mix, while the production of oil and natural gas is expected to continue to grow as well.

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The Home Builder's Guide to EnerGuide
Published on November 09, 2018

As Ontario looks to make EnerGuide energy-labelling programs mandatory, and as home buyers continue looking for money-saving and environmentally friendly homes, the demand for EnerGuide builders will continue to rise. This means that it is more important than ever for home builders to work with a licenced service organization - such as Barrier Sciences Group - and choose which energy efficiency initiative is best suited for their needs. By working with BSG, a home builder is also able to validate the quality of their builds through an impartial and separate company.

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The Nova Scotia Cap-and-Trade System
Published on November 08, 2018

The Federal Government has approved Nova Scotia’s cap-and-trade system, meaning that the cost of natural gas, gasoline, electricity, and heating oil will rise slightly over the next four years. If the province had not put forward its own cap-and-trade system, it would have had a federal carbon tax placed upon it in 2019, joining the other provinces without a system that taxes emissions: Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

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B.C. Government Sparking Energy Efficient Innovation
Published on November 08, 2018

As a part of the $1.2 million Better Buildings BC program, the B.C. government is going to provide financial support to designers, builders, and developers that create the most cost-effective and energy efficient buildings.

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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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