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Consider Energy Efficiency Upgrades as Investment Opportunties

| July 12th, 2012 | No Comments »

Looking for better return on your investments? Do you know how much can be gained through savings on utility bills? Energy savings are as good as higher profits. (more…)

Reduce Energy Consumption By Conducting Your Own Energy Audit

| June 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
Apply the Most Important Rule in Saving Energy & Achieving Higher Energy Efficiency

Conduct your own energy audit by applying some of the simplest and most intuitive principles for increasing energy efficiency. (more…)

NRCan Selects EnSmart Solutions as a QAA Service Provider

| November 5th, 2011 | No Comments »

Natural Resources Canada Selects EnSmart to Audit the Auditors

EnSmart was recently selected by Natural Resources Canada to provide quality assurance audits on services provided by ecoEnergy service organizations. (more…)

Control Costs & Plan For Saving Energy Through An Energy Audit

| November 4th, 2011 | No Comments »

Energy savings realized through energy audits are as good as increased profit / income (more…)

Social & Assisted Housing – OPA Energy Efficiency Incentives

| August 31st, 2011 | No Comments »
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) saveONenergy program is offering social and assisted housing providers substantial incentives above and beyond those available to others. These represent unprecedented opportunities. (more…)

Why perform an energy audit & what are the benefits?

| August 12th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Most of us are interested in energy savings an but some do not have a clear plan for achieving higher energy efficiency. Consider the following: (more…)

How much / What is the cost of an energy audit?

| April 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
The cost of a industrial or commercial building energy audit is mainly dependent on two factors:
  • The complexity of the facility under study
  • The scope or depth of the energy audit (more…)

Union Gas Financial Incentives for Energy Audits & Upgrades

| April 1st, 2011 | No Comments »

Union Gas customers have access to some of the best incentives in Ontario for performing energy audits and engineering studies necessary to assess energy efficiency upgrades. These incentives pay up to 50% of the cost of your energy audits and can be combined with other incentives. Union Gas’ EnerSmart audit incentives include: (more…)

OPA (saveONenergy) Incentives Reduce Energy Audit Costs by 50%

| March 29th, 2011 | No Comments »

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has introduced a new energy efficiency program in Ontario called “saveONenergy”. This program offers attractive grants to complete facility & building energy audits on industrial and commercial operations. This includes residential / office buildings, strip malls and other businesses including manufacturing plants. (more…)

Energy efficiency and lighting. Are lighting upgrades / retrofits always sensible?

| January 12th, 2011 | No Comments »

When it comes to energy efficiency measures, lighting retrofits are one of the most popular options. Unfortunately, information regarding payback and return rates on these investments are not always accurately presented. Many have proceeded with upgrades only to find out that the results did not meet original expectations. (more…)

EnSmart Solutions recognized as BOMA CDM channel partner

| September 4th, 2010 | No Comments »

EnSmart Solutions recently completed a number of successful commercial office building energy audits in downtown Toronto. To complete these audits and reduce the audit costs to our client, we took advantage of the energy audit incentives offered by the BOMA conservation and demand management (CDM) program. (more…)

EnSmart offers ASHRAE level 1 to 3 energy audits

| April 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment »

At EnSmart Solutions, based on customer needs, we customize the extent and scope of an energy audit to offer our customers higher energy savings. The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a rating system which categorizes the extents of these audits. Below are the descriptions of these levels of energy audits: (more…)