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Recent Releases from Building Insight Technologies

Harper budget eliminates national ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes Program, devastates energy savings industry; Ontario hardest hit by cuts

Published Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:07:37 EST Read More

Media Release (Vancouver, BC, March 29, 2012) In Budget 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper eliminated the federal ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. This will result in immediate job losses in every Canadian community. Ontario is now the only Canadian province without an active home energy retrofit incentive program. Prime Minister Harper’s cut means that Ontario’s energy savings industry has no support whatsoever, as the Ontario Home Energy Savings Program was eliminat...... Click here to read this release



Harper budget eliminates national ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program, devastates energy savings industry

Published Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:02:03 EST Read More

Media Release (Vancouver, BC, March 29, 2012) In Budget 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper failed to renew the federal ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. This will result in reduced levels of energy conservation, and immediate job losses in every Canadian community. “Just because Canada is blessed with energy, doesn’t mean we should waste it,” stated Jeff Murdock, vice-president of Building Insight Technologies, an energy audit company in Ontario and British Columbia,...... Click here to read this release



Op Ed - Where is the conserve in Harper’s Conservatives?

Published Thu, 9 Feb 2012 09:57:02 EST Read More

Op Ed Prime Minister Harper’s 1960s piano tunes may be timeless, but his single-minded approach to developing new energy supply is long out of fashion. Attitudes have changed, and Canadian leaders need to keep up. Before proposing new megaprojects to produce more energy, decision makers should follow this simple checklist: • Save Energy First - Canadians want to get serious abou...... Click here to read this release



Feds terminate popular ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program early

Published Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:18:50 EST Read More

Harper Government invests less than half of $400 million promised in Budget 2011 - industry braces for job losses VANCOUVER, BC - (January 30, 2012) - Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver closed the popular ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program to any new registrants on Sunday, January 29. The sudden closing of the program comes two months before its official end date on March 31, 2012. The government has limited participation to 250,000 regi...... Click here to read this release



Energy auditors applaud $400 million ecoENERGY extension, Coalition calls for four-year commitment to sustain industry

Published Mon, 6 Jun 2011 17:05:41 EST Read More

Media Release VANCOUVER, BC - (June 6, 2011) - Supporters of the Save ecoENERGY Coalition applaud the Harper government's $400 million extension of the ecoENERGY Home Retrofit program, but say the one-year timeline is not enough to help the energy savings industry transition to self-sustainability. "Home retrofit programs are great for the economy because they help families, businesses and trades people across the country," says Jeff Murdock, vice-president of Building Insigh...... Click here to read this release