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Heavy snow can strangle your furnace

Published Wed, 8 Dec 2010 10:07:46 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Has your furnace quit? It could be just a blocked vent. Every winter after a large snowfall, GreenSaver gets calls from people seeking advice about new furnaces. A furnace has an expected lifespan of 18-20 years. So if a newer furnace starts to malfunction, it is often a result of clogged vents. Drifting snow or snow slides from roofs can bury a furnace air intake pipe. A buried vent means the furnace is starved for the air it needs for combusti...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: GreenSaver supports the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s observations on the Home Energy Savings Plan

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:21:24 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity What: GreenSaver supports the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s observations on the Home Energy Savings Plan and the potential for saving homeowners money on their energy bills. Who: Vladan Veljovic, President & CEO, GreenSaver Background: As a not-for-profit energy efficiency organization, GreenSaver, applauds the insightful comments made today by Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, regarding the ...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver President and CEO, Vladan Veljovic, appoints new senior staff

Published Wed, 3 Nov 2010 15:09:48 EST Read More

Media Release GreenSaver President and CEO, Vladan Veljovic, appoints new senior staff Effective immediately, Aubrey LeBlanc will join GreenSaver as the new Vice President, Business Development – Consumer Services, Constantine Eliadis will assume the role of Vice President, Business Development – Business Services and Helen Reed will join GreenSaver as the new Director, Marketing Services and Corporate Communications. Aubrey LeBlanc was most recently Chief Ope...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to London

Published Fri, 3 Sep 2010 13:39:08 EST Read More

Media AdvisoryM Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters Energy efficiency retrofit incentives for owners and managers of businesses, large buildings and multi-family residential units GreenSaver will be bringing their energy conservation expertise to London. The Rebate Road Show stops at London's Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre to showcase Ontario's Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate (MEER) program. If you own...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Ottawa

Published Fri, 3 Sep 2010 13:36:13 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters GreenSaver brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Ottawa Energy efficiency retrofit incentives for owners of businesses, large buildings and multi-family residential units GreenSaver will be bringing their energy conservation expertise to Ottawa. The Rebate Road Show stops at Ottawa’s Hampton Inn to showcase Ontario’s Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate (MEER), Feed-in T...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Kingston

Published Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:53:27 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters GreenSaver brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Kingston GreenSaver will be bringing their energy conservation expertise to Kingston this fall. The Rebate Road Show stops at Kingston’s Portsmouth Olympic Harbour to showcase Ontario’s Multi-Family Energy Efficiency (MEER), Feed-in Tariff (FIT), and Electricity Retrofit Incentive (ERIP) programs. If you own a business or la...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver, in partnership with Burlington Hydro, brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Burlington

Published Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:57:05 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters GreenSaver, in partnership with Burlington Hydro, brings province-wide Rebate Road Show to Burlington GreenSaver’s Rebate Road Show will stop in Burlington on Thursday, September 2nd to showcase the Multi-Family Energy Efficiency (MEER), Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and Electricity Retrofit Incentive (ERIP) programs. If you own a business or large building, or manage a multi-family residence...... Click here to read this release



Brampton Multi-Family buildings earn almost $100,000 in rebates for making residences more energy efficient

Published Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:45:43 EST Read More

Media Release Brampton Multi-Family buildings earn almost $100,000 in rebates for making residences more energy efficient (Brampton, August 12, 2010) As part the Brampton stop on the province-wide Rebate Road ShowTM, bcIMC Realty Corp. was presented with a rebate cheque for $99,200. The money, provided by the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Residential (MEER) program will help offset the cost of replacing two inefficient chiller units and c...... Click here to read this release



Ten tips for an energy-efficient summer

Published Wed, 4 Aug 2010 14:21:52 EST Read More

Ten tips for an energy-efficient summer The second heat wave of 2010 has hit. As the temperature soars into the high 30’s, so does the temptation to crank that air conditioning. Unfortunately, air conditioners use a lot of energy, which is hard on the environment and your wallet. According to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the twenty top days for electricity use in Ontario have all been in the summer (www.ieso.ca/imoweb/media/md_peaks.asp.) We may have long wi...... Click here to read this release



Brampton apartment building earns $66,400 for conservation upgrades

Published Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:24:53 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters Brampton apartment building earns $66,400 for conservation upgrades - highest single rebate to date in province-wide multi-residential program Brampton based Vertica Resident Services and GWL Realty Advisors will be presented with a cheque for $66,400 in rebates for reducing their electricity consumption. As an applicant of the Multifamily Energy Efficiency Rebate (MEER) initiative the...... Click here to read this release



GREENSAVER BECOMES FIRST AND ONLY ENERGY AUDIT PROVIDER TO OFFER AIR MILES REWARD MILES

Published Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:54:43 EST Read More

GREENSAVER BECOMES FIRST AND ONLY ENERGY AUDIT PROVIDER TO OFFER AIR MILES REWARD MILES New partnership will encourage energy efficiency across Ontario TORONTO – July 12, 2010 – GreenSaver, Canada’s oldest not-for-profit organization dedicated to energy efficiency, announces an exclusive partnership with Canada’s premiere coalition loyalty program, the AIR MILES Reward Program. Beginning today, Ontario AIR MILES Collectors will earn 100 AIR MILES reward miles with t...... Click here to read this release



Ten tips for an energy-efficient summer

Published Thu, 8 Jul 2010 17:03:13 EST Read More

Ten tips for an energy-efficient summer The first heat wave of 2010 has hit. As the temperature soars into the high 30’s, so does the temptation to crank that air conditioning. Unfortunately, air conditioners use a lot of energy, which is hard on the environment and your wallet. According to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the twenty top days for electricity use in Ontario have all been in the summer (www.ieso.ca/imoweb/media/md_peaks.asp.) We may have long win...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Ministry of Energy and GreenSaver welcome 200th applicant to MEER Program

Published Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:11:29 EST Read More

Media Release Ontario Ministry of Energy and GreenSaver welcome 200th applicant to MEER Program Ottawa building gets $36,800 in energy efficiency rebates (Ottawa, Wednesday June 16, 2010) GreenSaver is excited to announce the 200th applicant to its Multifamily Energy Efficiency Rebates (MEER) initiative: Queen Elizabeth Towers owned and managed by Carleton Condominium Corporation. The building, located at 530 Laurier Avenue West in Ottawa, performed a chiller up...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Ministry of Energy and GreenSaver welcome 200th applicant to MEER Program

Published Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:41:44 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters Ontario Ministry of Energy and GreenSaver welcome 200th applicant to MEER Program GreenSaver will celebrate the 200th application to its Multifamily Energy Efficiency Rebates (MEER) program on June 16th in Ottawa. The program, which is funded by the Ontario Power Authority, provides over $30 million in energy efficiency upgrade incentives for a wide range of upgrades including lighting,...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver presents inaugural award to graduate student in the University of Toronto's Centre for Environment

Published Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:13:43 EST Read More

Media Advisory GreenSaver presents inaugural award to graduate student in the University of Toronto's Centre for Environment A graduate student in the Environmental Studies collaborative program at the Centre for Environment will receive the inaugural GreenSaver Alastair Fairweather Memorial Award from GreenSaver and the University of Toronto on Earth Day 2010. The award was established in memory of Alastair Fairweather, who passed away in October 2009. Alastair was actively...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver shocked by sudden cancellation of ecoEnergy Retrofit – Homes program

Published Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:21:05 EST Read More

Media Release GreenSaver shocked by sudden cancellation of ecoEnergy Retrofit – Homes program (Toronto, Ontario March 31, 2010) GreenSaver, a not-for-profit energy efficiency organization, is surprised that the Federal government has unexpectedly halted the ecoEnergy program funding. The initiative, scheduled to end on March 31, 2011, has announced they will stop receiving application immediately, one year earlier than anticipated. “We are shocked to hear the news...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver Celebrates Earth Hour by opening London office

Published Fri, 26 Mar 2010 15:55:44 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters Energy efficiency experts expand into SouthWestern Ontario (London, March 26, 2010) GreenSaver is expanding. The well-known not-for-profit energy efficiency organization has opened an office in London, which will act as a base for servicing SouthWestern Ontario. GreenSaver has been providing home energy audits and other energy efficiency services for over 25 years. G...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver brings non-profit energy audits and green jobs to London

Published Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:03:03 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Community, Environment, Business, Real Estate Editors and Reporters GreenSaver brings non-profit energy audits and green jobs to London GreenSaver will celebrate the opening of its London office with a ribbon-cutting on Friday, March 26th. This new location will serve as GreenSaver's base in the London and SouthWestern Ontario, bringing energy audits and green jobs to the area. Representatives from GreenSaver will be available for interviews. ...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Federal budget dollars flow for the ecoENERGY home retrofit program

Published Mon, 8 Mar 2010 10:05:16 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Federal budget dollars flow for the ecoENERGY home retrofit program GreenSaver, an environmental leader providing ecoENERGY assessments, is available to comment on what it means for Canadian home owners and the environment now that the Federal government has announced an additional $80 million for the ecoEnergy Retrofit -- Homes Program. They can comment on the following points: • GreenSaver’s practical experience with ecoEnergy, based on ove...... Click here to read this release



Melting Snow Could Mean Wasted Energy for Your Home

Published Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:39:45 EST Read More

Melting Snow Could Mean Wasted Energy for Your Home (Toronto, Thursday, February 25) Today's snowfall is the perfect opportunity for GreenSaver to remind homeowners to check their roofs for signs of heat loss. Snow melting patterns can indicate heat loss through your attic. An ideal attic is designed to maintain a temperature consistent with the outside temperature. In the wintertime, an attic should be cold, so snow on your roof is generally a good sign. Attics that are inadequ...... Click here to read this release



Haiti receives solar technology from GreenSaver

Published Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:25:34 EST Read More

Haiti receives solar technology from GreenSaver (Thursday, January 28, 2010) Haiti’s humanitarian crisis had dominated media coverage for the past two weeks. The scale of the devastation is overwhelming, even from half a world away. Canadians have been very generous, donating as much money, time and resources as they can, and GreenSaver is eager to do its part. For the month of February, $10 from every ecoEnergy D assessment booked with GreenSaver will go directly into a fund f...... Click here to read this release



UPDATE: GreenSaver extends federal home renovation tax credit

Published Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:12:15 EST Read More

Media Release GreenSaver extends federal home renovation tax credit (Monday, January 25, Toronto ON) “It’s never too late to save energy”, Greg Labbe, Director of GreenSaver’s Responsible Renovations division, declared. “Our Responsible Renovation division will be waiving the GST on labour and materials for energy efficient retrofits booked or completed by February 28, 2010. We’re giving procrastinators a month’s grace!” GreenSaver’s Responsible Renovatio...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver extends federal home renovation tax credit

Published Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:15:03 EST Read More

Media Release GreenSaver rewards procrastinators in GTA and Golden Horseshoe (Friday, January 22, Toronto ON) “It’s never too late to save energy”, Greg Labbe, Director of GreenSaver’s Responsible Renovations division, declared. “Our Responsible Renovation division will be waiving the GST on labour and materials for energy efficient retrofits booked or completed by February 28, 2010. We’re giving procrastinators a month’s grace!” GreenSaver’s Responsible Renova...... Click here to read this release



Energy efficient holidays are happy holidays

Published Tue, 1 Dec 2009 15:37:10 EST Read More

Energy efficient holidays are happy holidays The holidays are just around the corner, and everyday routines will be abandoned for fun with family and friends. That doesn't mean you have to stop saving energy and money, though. Here are some tips from GreenSaver to make your festive season happy and environmentally friendly: • Use energy efficient holiday lights. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are up to 90%more efficient than incandescent bulbs. You can maximize the money...... Click here to read this release



Get cozy with environmentally friendly cost savings this winter

Published Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:54:58 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Real Estate, Lifestyle, Environment Reporters and Editors Get cozy with environmentally friendly cost savings this winter The cold weather is coming, whether we like it or not. You can take some of the bite out of winter by making your home more energy efficient. 1. Book an ecoENERGY assessment. This will tell you what renovations you need to make in order to maximize your house's energy efficiency and save the most money. The audit will c...... Click here to read this release



Toronto's new $1,000 rebate makes GreenSaver's ecoSMART insulation even more affordable

Published Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:52:14 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto's new $1,000 rebate makes GreenSaver's ecoSMART insulation even more affordable (Toronto, October 14th, 2009) If you've been thinking about upgrading the insulation in your home, there is no doubt this is the best time to do it. With winter on its way, upgrades like draft-proofing and insulation can ensure your home is as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible this season. And with the city's new Home Energy Assistance Toronto (HEAT) initiative, in...... Click here to read this release



City Councillor Joe Mihevc harnesses solar power

Published Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:57:25 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment, Technology, Energy, Political Editors and Reporters City Councillor Joe Mihevc harnesses solar power Joe Mihevc, City Councillor for Ward 21 (St. Paul's West), has recently installed a solar domestic hot water heater on his house. Come visit his home on October 14th and you'll see why this Fall is a great time for solar. Councillor Mihevc enrolled with the West Toronto Initiative for Solar Energy (WISE), a community-led renewable energy...... Click here to read this release



Niagara Region gets greener with launch of PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan

Published Wed, 19 Aug 2009 13:12:30 EST Read More

Media Release Niagara Region gets greener with launch of PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan (Welland, August 19th, 2009) Continuing its 25 year environmental mission to make homes across Ontario more energy efficient, GreenSaver has partnered with PenFinancial Credit Union to offer the new PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan, the first of its kind in the Niagara Region. PenFinancial hosted a welcome reception for Climate Action Nia...... Click here to read this release



PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan to be launched in Niagara Region

Published Mon, 17 Aug 2009 17:28:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan to be launched in Niagara Region (Welland, August 17, 2009) GreenSaver has partnered with PenFinancial Credit Union to offer the new PenFinancial GreenSaver Home Improvement Loan, the first of its kind in the Niagara Region. GreenSaver customers who conduct an ecoENERGY assessment are eligible to apply for the low interest rates offered for residential energy efficiency retrofits related to the eco...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Play it cool and save big this summer with some simple tips to reduce your energy use

Published Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:17:17 EST Read More

Play it cool and save big this summer with some simple tips to reduce your energy use With many Ontarians looking forward to another hot summer at the cottage relaxing by the lake, GreenSaver wants to remind homeowners that summer time doesn't mean you should take a holiday from energy conservation. Before departing, there are a number of things you can do to make your home 'energy secure' and ensure you avoid large energy bills. Every summer, Ontarians use record amounts of energy ...... Click here to read this release



Climate Action Now joins the GreenSaver family to bring Energy Assessments to St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Grimsby

Published Mon, 30 Mar 2009 09:30:19 EST Read More

Media Release Climate Action Now joins the GreenSaver family to bring Energy Assessments to St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Grimsby (St. Catharines, March 29, 2009) It just got easier to get home energy assessment done in the Niagara Region. GreenSaver, the largest non-profit home energy audit organization dedicated to environmental energy efficiency in Ontario, has added Climate Action Now to their family. "Climate Action Now sees cooperation with GreenSaver as wi...... Click here to read this release



GreenSaver and Climate Action Now team up for energy efficiency

Published Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:19:16 EST Read More

Photo and Interview Opportunity GreenSaver and Climate Action Now team up for energy efficiency GreenSaver, the largest non-profit organization in Ontario dedicated to environmental energy efficiency, has partnered with Climate Action Now (CAN) to offer energy assessments and advice to homeowners in the St. Catharines/Niagara/Hamilton corridor. Details of the partnership will be released at CAN’s second annual EcoFest Niagara at the end of this month. WHAT: ...... Click here to read this release



Time to change your furnace filter

Published Sun, 8 Mar 2009 14:55:45 EST Read More

Time to change your furnace filter A new filter will improve comfort, generate savings, and ensure your furnace fan has a longer life A new filter will mean improved indoor air quality and savings on your heating bill. Daylight Savings is a perfect time to remind Canadians to change their furnace filter. Vladan M. Veljovic, President & CEO of GreenSaver, a leader in home energy assessments, offers a simple step-by-step guide on how to check and change a furnace filter. ...... Click here to read this release



Why should you get an energy assessment on your home?

Published Wed, 25 Feb 2009 08:55:07 EST Read More

What Exactly is an Energy Audit or Assessment? The value of an Energy Assessment on your largest investment (Toronto, ON, February 25, 2009) - Buying a home is, for many, the largest investment that they will make in their lifetime. Yet, unlike buying a car (mpg ratings) or buying an appliance (Energystar ratings), there is really nothing which would indicate to the homebuyer how efficient their new home and investment will be. The new provisions in the Ontario Green Energy ...... Click here to read this release



EcoEnergy audits to be offered throughout Ontario by GreenSaver and Ontario Association of Home Inspectors

Published Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:44:24 EST Read More

Media Release Greensaver and OAHI - our new province-wide green team (Toronto, December 11th, 2008) GreenSaver and the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) have joined forces to offer EcoENERGY home audits across Ontario. Beginning in January 2009, OAHI members will be trained and integrated into the GreenSaver service areas. This will provide a one stop approach to home energy assessments, ensuring quality and consistency across every region of Ontario. OAHI P...... Click here to read this release



A new furnace filter will improve comfort and save money

Published Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:25:09 EST Read More

Time to change your furnace filter A new filter will improve comfort, generate savings, and ensure your furnace fan has a longer life As the warm weather gradually recedes, Ontarians are preparing for the inevitable snow and cold temperatures. Green$aver, Toronto's leader in environmental energy efficiency and home energy audits would like to remind homeowners that household winter preparation should also include replacing the furnace filter. A simple check can prov...... Click here to read this release



Play it cool and save big this summer with some simple tips to reduce your energy use

Published Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:01:48 EST Read More

Play it cool and save big this summer with some simple tips to reduce your energy use With many Ontarians looking forward to another hot summer at the cottage relaxing by the lake, Green$aver wants to remind homeowners that summer time doesn't mean you should take a holiday from energy conservation. Before departing, there are a number of things you can do to make your home 'energy secure' and ensure you avoid large energy bills. Every summer, Ontarians use record amounts of energy...... Click here to read this release



Green$aver teams up with WISE to provide affordable solar water heating solutions

Published Wed, 11 Jun 2008 10:01:54 EST Read More

A WISE move for Toronto residents Green$aver teams up with WISE to provide affordable solar water heating solutions (Toronto, Ontario, June 11, 2008) Green$aver, Ontario’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing environmental energy efficiency, has been awarded the contract for project management and implementation of a solar water heating initiative by WISE—West Toronto Initiative for Solar Energy. The program is available to residents in the area (NW of B...... Click here to read this release



Things to Consider When Choosing an Energy Assessor

Published Tue, 3 Jun 2008 12:21:22 EST Read More

Things to Consider When Choosing an Energy Assessor Secret Shopping for an Energy Assessor at the recent Green Living Show (Toronto, Ontario, June 3, 2008) In April, members of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI) visited the 2008 Green Living Show in Toronto to conduct secret shopping on home energy assessment organizations. Of the four energy audit companies they secretly surveyed, only one met 100% of OAHI criteria. Green$aver was found to be the most e...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Minister of Energy and Chief Energy Conservation Officer to help celebrate the grand opening of Green$aver’s new headquarters

Published Thu, 3 Apr 2008 10:33:31 EST Read More

Attention: News, Energy, Environment and Community Calendar Editors Ontario Minister of Energy and Chief Energy Conservation Officer to help celebrate the grand opening of Green$aver’s new headquarters Celebration will also recognize Green$aver for completing 35,000 home energy audits (Toronto) Green$aver, the leading GTA home energy audit and non-profit, environmental energy efficient company is inviting the public and friends to join them as they celebrate th...... Click here to read this release