Carbon Emissions - Creating A Cleaner Ontario
October 10, 2018
Great Northern Insulation has been servicing Ontario’s buildings for nearly 40 years. During this time, lowering carbon emissions caused by buildings has become increasingly relevant. As it stands, the building industry as a whole represents almost a fifth of carbon emissions in Ontario because of the energy used for indoor comfort – heating and cooling.
However, the link between carbon emissions and comfort is also where a solution can be found. By increasing the energy efficiency of existing buildings, we are able to reduce carbon emissions and increase the comfort of home and business owners.
Great Northern Insulation has decades of firsthand experience retrofitting buildings across Ontario to be more energy efficient, resulting in the reduction of carbon emissions in the building sector. For this reason, we believe that Conservation and Demand Management, along with Demand Side Management, is vital to the success of environmental progress in Ontario.
These are government incentivized programs that allow home and business owners to lower their carbon footprint by saving money through rebates on energy efficiency upgrades, lowering electricity and gas rates during peak times, and through other incentives, as well as increased education about energy use.
A highly energy efficient building effectively lowers operating costs, reduces energy bills and saves the home or business owner money. It also contributes to a cleaner environment in Ontario because of the lowered carbon emissions caused by buildings.
Great Northern Insulation provides products and services that are both environmentally friendly and lower operating costs. Our solutions are beneficial for the Ontario of today and for the generations of tomorrow.
Although the Cap and Trade program has recently ended, we understand that the Progressive Conservative Government is still committed to environmental initiatives. This has been shown by directing $500 million to this cause, which includes setting up an emissions-reduction fund.
Over the last 38 years, we have seen energy and rebate programs that follow energy conversation models offered to Ontarians. Currently, these include the Union Gas Home Reno Rebate and Enbridge Gas Home Energy Conservation programs. Both of these programs promote increased energy efficiency.
We would like to work closely with the current government to ensure that a program that achieves their target outcomes is created. This also includes improving the current programs offered if they do not already meet these outcomes.
We believe that if these programs operate to their fullest capacity, Ontarians will save money on their energy bills, and can also lead to decreased overhead for businesses, adding another incentive to operate in Ontario.