ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes – Number of Assessors Displaced

On this Earth Day I thought I would write about the implications of a very recent not so environmentally supportive decision by the Federal Government of Canada. Trust. A simple 5 letter word. Yet, for such a simple word it can be hard to obtain. And, when lost, it can be almost impossible to retain. Back on March 31, 2010 it was announced that the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program, the one which provided financial incentives for Canadian households to undertake energy … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes – EnerGuide Ratings Achieved

EnerGuide Rating Chart

We continue our review of the results achieved by the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program upon the completion of its third year. This program, which provides financial grants to incent Canadian households to undertake certain prescribed energy conservation renovations, was discontinued on its third anniversary on March 31, 2010. No more new participants are being accepted. Existing participating households have until March 31, 2011 to have their follow-up or second energy audit which will … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Progress After 30 Months? – 2

Yesterday we wrote about 4 macro events occurring in the past 6-ish months or so which could impact the participation levels and depth of participation in the ecoENERGY Retrofit program. Today we commence our look at the statistical data over the first 30 months, ending September 30, 2009 for the ecoENERGY Retrofit program. The following statistics were provided to by Media Relations Assistant | Adjointe aux relations médias  of | de Natural Resources Canada | … [Read more...]

ecoENERGY Retrofit – Progress After 30 Months? – 1

As a home owner in Canada concerned about my own finances and about the environment, I became interested in the Canadian Federal Government's ecoENERGY Residential Retrofit program. In case you are now aware, this program, provides monetary incentives to Canadian home owners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through specific measures. It is further supported by Provincial governments with (generally) matching grants. We have participated ourselves, going through the initial … [Read more...]

Anatomy of An On-Line Contest – Home Depot Tool Rental Gift Card Contest Results

So, our second contest ever has come and gone. And, I have to admit it was pretty exciting seeing all of you who entered our contests make your submissions; some only once while others almost every day. If the number of contest entries is any indication, this contest was a great success. In our first contest, last fall, we had around 850 entries. Guess how many entries we had for our contest this spring? Go ahead, guess. :) Would you believe that we had a total of: 9,338 entries … [Read more...]

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