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Billions of dollars in limbo as Doug Ford nixes cap and trade

Posted in Appointments, Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Finance, Industry Trends, Legislation, Newsworthy, Rebates, Tax Law, Utility Management

Billions of dollars in limbo as Doug Ford nixes cap and trade

The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave billions of dollars in carbon credits in limbo and consumers on the hook for pricey home upgrades that were expected to be part of a rebate program. Incoming premier Doug Ford has vowed to immediately dismantle cap and trade, but has offered few details on how the system will be wound down, and how or if participating companies will be reimbursed. Jennifer Small, president of a national group that represents the Canadian window and...

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EPIC 2017: A huge success!

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Elevators, Events, Finance, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Insurance, Interior Building, Legislation, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Rebates, Restoration, Retrofit, Roofing, Suite Renovations, Technology, Utility Management

EPIC 2017: A huge success!

On Monday November 6th 2017 our industry was witness to the highly successful, informative, new and innovative show that brought LCD’s, Owners and trades together for a true insight on how to take advantage of industry incentive programs. RHB Magazine was the media sponsor of Energy Programs and Incentives Conference (EPIC) 2017, which showcases active energy programs within the City of Toronto, in addition to rebates and incentives that help building owners and managers, as well as engineers...

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Limited Time Offer from Enbridge

Posted in Communications, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Interior Building, Maintenance, New Products, Rebates, Suite Renovations, Utility Management

Limited Time Offer from Enbridge

For a limited time, from June 15 – September 30, 2016 Enbridge Gas is offering Novitherm™ Heat Reflector Panels for an increased incentive of $0.40/m3 of gas saved—that’s four times our normal incentive—but you need to act now. To gain deeper energy savings, along with the Novitherm™ Heat Reflector Panels we are offering free low-flow showerheads. It’s a Win – Win. Enjoy two energy savings measures that will improve your bottom line while enhancing the comfort of your...

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Ontario Government Announces an Energy Retrofit Incentive Program for the Rental Housing Sector

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Rebates, Retrofit

Ontario Government Announces an Energy Retrofit Incentive Program for the Rental Housing Sector

On May 25th, 2016, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Honourable Ted McMeekin, and the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Glen Murray, announced a new Energy Retrofit incentive program that will provide up to $400 million in rebates or grants for private residential apartment buildings for the purchase and installation of energy efficient technologies such as boiler replacements and lighting retrofits. This announcement is part of the government’s Climate Change Action...

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Energy Efficiency Regulations – issues for rental housing

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Energy Efficiency Regulations – issues for rental housing

Commercial Packaged Gas and Oil-fired Boilers CFAA’s main concern is that condensing boilers will not work in all existing applications, particularly in buildings of the age of the average apartment building. We recognize that for the replacement market the August 2010 update changes the requirements for Small Gas Hot Water boilers from 85% at March 2, 2015 to 84%, and for Large Gas Hot Water boilers from 87% to 86%. We suggest that the 86% should also be 84%. We trust that the technical...

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RECOMMENDATIONS-ENERGY SUBSIDY PROGRAMS

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RECOMMENDATIONS-ENERGY SUBSIDY PROGRAMS

Energy Consumption by Canada’s Residential Rental Sector • Canada consumed 7,968 petajoules of energy in 2007. 1 • Canada’s housing sector consists of 12 million dwellings. 2 • The residential sector is responsible for 17 % of Canada’s energy use.3 • Within the residential sector, 31% of housing is in the rental sector.4 • Rental housing tends to be older than owner-occupied housing. • Rental sector is responsible for 5 to 6% of Canada’s energy use. • Residential rental units in Canada...

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