BSG Articles

Net Zero in North Bay
Published on November 19, 2018

John Halliday, a man born and raised in North Bay, has followed through on his goal of building an energy efficient home, after construction finished on his Net Zero home on Mclaren Street in North Bay. He claims that he has built the first Net Zero home in Northern Ontario.

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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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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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