Building Knowledge


Upgrade Home Insulation with Energy Rebates in Ontario
Published on July 18, 2019

Ontario homeowners can take advantage of rebates up to $5,000 for home renovation upgrades such as insulation, air sealing, furnaces, and more! BSG's Energy Advisor's can help guide homeowners through the rebate process and recommend the most effective energy efficient upgrades. 

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Home Design Should Include Blower Door Tests
Published on June 11, 2019

Energy efficient home design is not only becoming more desirable for the average homebuyer, but it is also an excellent way of ensuring that a home is sufficiently airtight before construction has been completed. With a pre-drywall blower door test, homebuilders can be certain that no air leaks or moisture concerns will appear once they have finished drywalling, which would cause them to have to redo any work that they have already completed.

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Is it an Energy Audit or an Energy Assessment?
Published on June 04, 2019

Although they may sound like different things, an energy audit and an energy assessment are actually the exact the same procedure. The only difference between the two is that the term ‘assessment’ is becoming more widely used, as it is a more accurate representation of the service that is being provided.

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The Great Rebate Race
Published on May 21, 2019

Cover your ears and keep your eyes glued to the track, because the Great Rebate Race is about to begin! There are five different rebate programs lined up, and they are all racing towards one goal: your attention. Although each rebate program has its specified use, it is worth looking over each of the programs to get an idea of what they are all about.

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Home Renovations are Made Easy with a Blower Door Test
Published on May 15, 2019

Whether you are planning renovations in the future, or are currently underway with one now, an energy audit (aka an energy assessment) can ensure that there are no problems or issues that should be addressed before your renovations have been completed. 

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Renovate. Rebate. Relax.
Published on May 10, 2019

For a moment, let’s consider a family of four living in a twenty-two year old home in southern Ontario. Their home is tidy, open and welcoming, but is it healthy?

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Is Your Home Energy Efficient? How to Save Energy and Money
Published on April 09, 2019

An energy efficient home is an affordable home, and by making improvements to your home’s building envelope, you can significantly reduce your monthly utility payments. Many homeowners are unaware if their home would be considered efficient or inefficient, but with BSG’s help, the exact level of energy efficiency in their home can be determined, and a list of possible home improvements can be drafted.

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What is a Building Envelope? Does it Affect Home Comfort?
Published on April 01, 2019

A home that successfully keeps you comfortable and protected from the elements could be said to have an effective building envelope. A building envelope is the entire protective shell that a home forms to keep its occupants safe and separated from the great outdoors.

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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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