Residential home energy audits could be mandatory.
Along with many other energy initiatives, the Province of Ontario is moving ahead with plans that require Energy Audits for properties that are listed for sale. As part of the planning, the Ministry of Energy will require real-estate agents and homeowners to ensure that a certified Energy Audit has been completed and then included in the real estate listing itself. Continue reading
Around the world, the majority of respected climate scientists agree that the main cause of global warming is the human-influenced “greenhouse effect”. This is essentially a warming of the Earth because the atmosphere is trapping heat that radiates from the Earth outward to space. Continue reading
With all of the media hype about global warming and climate change, it’s sometimes difficult for the average person to get an accurate sense of where things stand. To complicate things more, competing interests tend to have their own focus, making it harder to grasp the bigger picture. Continue reading
Understanding residential insulation is the key to making good purchasing decisions. And when a homeowner understands insulation terminology, it’s an advantage when shopping for products or discussing options. Moreover, a good understanding of how insulation works will make for a very productive working relationship with an installer who’s actually doing the work. And while its not at all necessary to get into technical jargon, it’s good to have a fundamental understanding. Continue reading