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Recent Releases from NAIMA

Extension of the Canadian ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program welcomed by insulation manufacturers and their employees

Published Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:43:12 EST Read More

Media Release (Ottawa, July 13, 2011) The announcement to extend the ecoENEGRY program, by Canada's Minster of Natural Resources, the Honourable Joe Oliver, was applauded by NAIMA Canada. The ecoENERGY program provides energy efficiency related incentives for homeowners. The program has been very popular, with thousands of Canadian households receiving incentive payments to offset the cost of energy saving retrofits. "Originally announced in the March 2011 Budget, extending ...... Click here to read this release



Canadian insulation manufacturers and their employees welcome the return of ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program

Published Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:00:05 EST Read More

Media Release (Ottawa, March 23, 2011) NAIMA Canada applauds renewed funding and the extension of the ecoENERGY Program announced in the latest Federal Budget. The ecoENERGY program has been very popular, with thousands of Canadian households receiving incentive payments to offset the cost of energy saving retrofits. We have seen an overwhelming interest by homeowners to take advantage of the opportunity to reduce their heating and cooling bills through this program. The inc...... Click here to read this release



NAIMA applauds the intent of Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan for energy efficiency and conservation

Published Tue, 23 Nov 2010 16:54:45 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, November 23, 2010) Today, the province of Ontario, through the Minister of Energy Brad Duguid, tabled the Long–Term Energy Plan (LTEP). “The LTEP is an important step in advancing renewable energy, encouraging energy conservation, creating and supporting green jobs and Ontario’s growing green economy. Industry looks to government for long term plans so they can make commitments to jobs and investments,” stated Stephen Koch, Executive Direc...... Click here to read this release



NAIMA Canada/Consumers Council of Canada Report on Energy Efficient Homes

Published Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:53:36 EST Read More

Full text of NAIMA Canada/Consumers Council of Canada Report on Energy Efficient Homes....... Click here to read this release



Alberta government stalls in development of more energy efficient building code

Published Thu, 8 Jul 2010 10:59:50 EST Read More

Alberta government stalls in development of more energy efficient building code A study commissioned by NAIMA Canada and the Consumer Council of Canada (CCC) has found that the more energy efficient a house is, the more affordable it is. The costing analysis for upgrades of EnerGuide 80 homes in Alberta concluded that the total incremental renovation cost was approximately $6,000. When compared to a standard home, built to minimum energy efficiency requirements, the EnerGuide 80 hom...... Click here to read this release



Government suspends Eco-Energy Rebate Program

Published Wed, 31 Mar 2010 17:26:53 EST Read More

Government suspends Eco-Energy Rebate Program (Ottawa, March 31, 2010) The federal government has suspended the Eco-Energy Retrofit Homes Program. After identifying that the program would be available to March 2011, Ottawa announced today that it would no longer accept applications to book pre-retrofit evaluations as midnight on March 31, 2010. This means that anyone who has not already booked an evaluation is no longer eligible for a rebate. The program provided homeowners w...... Click here to read this release



Stephen Koch of NAIMA Canada to speak at GreenPrint 2010

Published Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:59:39 EST Read More

Stephen Koch of NAIMA Canada to speak at GreenPrint 2010 (Ottawa, October 27, 2009) Stephen Koch, Executive Director of the North American Insulation Manufacturers' Association Canada, will speak at the GreenPrint Conference on November 12, 2009 in Toronto. Mr. Koch's speech, entitled "Moving the Process of Building's Energy Efficiency Forward", will focus on energy efficiency in buildings, consumer choice, building codes and how to move the process forward in a strategic way. ...... Click here to read this release



Home energy audits in new Green Energy Act a positive step towards consumer protection

Published Thu, 14 May 2009 16:44:51 EST Read More

Home energy audits in new Green Emergy Act a positive step towards consumer protection Today, the Ontario legislature passed Bill150. Better known as the Green Energy and Environment Act, Bill 150 will help protect consumer rights by mandating home energy efficiency audits at point of sale. Having this information will allow home buyers to make an educated purchasing choice. WHO: Stephen Koch, Executive Director of NAIMA Canada, is very knowledgeable about issues of energy e...... Click here to read this release



How Ontario consumers benefit from home energy audits proposed in Green Energy Act

Published Mon, 20 Apr 2009 13:12:46 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity – Home Energy Audits The benefits to Ontario consumers of the proposed home energy audits in the Green Energy Act (Bill 150) currently before the Ontario Legislature Who: Stephen Koch, Executive Director of NAIMA Canada, representing a majority of fiber insulation manufacturers in Canada What: Mr. Koch can provide commentary on: • How the proposed home energy audits will benefit both home sellers and buyers • The benefits of a manda...... Click here to read this release



NAIMA hails Green Energy Act as an important step towards a green economy

Published Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:10:45 EST Read More

Media Release Ontario government unveils Canada's first Green Energy Act NAIMA hails legislation as an important step towards a green economy (Toronto, ON, February 23, 2009) Today, the province of Ontario tabled its first Green Energy Act. The legislation is aimed at building renewable energy, encouraging energy conservation and creating green jobs in Ontario. The Act will invest in a green economy and create an estimated 50,000 jobs over the next three years. O...... Click here to read this release



Insulating yourself against energy costs

Published Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:23:59 EST Read More

Insulating yourself against energy costs Now is the time to upgrade your home insulation With a Canadian winter right around the corner, it is time again to make sure you're ready. Ensuring you have the proper draft proofing and the right amount of insulation in your home remains one of the best things you can do for the environment and your wallet. Inadequate insulation is one of the main reasons why the average home can lose up to 50 percent of its energy. By adding insu...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: How a greener building code could combat climate change

Published Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:05:17 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Attention News/Assignment/Energy/Environment Editors and Reporters How a greener building code could combat climate change (Ottawa, ON – March 17, 2008) The Commission for Environmental Cooperation has issued a report that identifies a tougher, more eco-friendly building code as the most effective way for North America to curb its energy consumption, and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Commission found that buildings account for one-fifth of al...... Click here to read this release