BSG Articles


Building Envelope Consultants Are Energy Efficiency Experts Published on June 19, 2017

When the earliest homebodies started to settle down 10,000 years ago, agriculture provided a way for humans to set down more than just literal roots - we began building shelters, or homes, as well. Meant to provide more than just shelter from the environment, these structures were also meant to enable us to regulate our indoor temperature. Thankfully, modern-day construction methods and building envelope consultants mean that no longer do we need to stuff our walls with straw; instead, energy efficiency specialists can help you construct the best building envelope for your needs.

 

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Compartmentalization in multi-unit (multi-family) residential buildings Published on May 03, 2017

Not surprisingly, in a large residential building, the last thing anyone wants is air leaks between the individual units. This is especially noticeable with cigarette smoke, as the second-hand smoke travels to all of the adjacent apartments. Also noticeable with cooking odours, these smells tend to linger and often remain in the air. To be sure, these are annoyances that are part of living in a multi-family residential building – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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EnerGuide Home Evaluations And EnerGuide Ratings Published on November 30, -0001

The EnerGuide Home Evaluation Program is a Canadian government initiative designed to assist homeowners to increase the energy efficiency of their home, and enhance indoor home comfort from season to season. The program is focused on the home evaluation itself, and accredited by Natural Resources Canada. As such, homeowners are encouraged to hire only accredited energy contractors, and be cautious with so-called “door-to-door” salespeople who offer their services.

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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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