The mandate for some of Ontario’s key energy and water conservation programs will remain enshrined in provincial legislation despite the dismantling of the Green Energy Act, which formally began last month. Selected provisions of the former Liberal government’s legacy will be transferred to the Electricity Act.
Building managers focus their efforts in areas where minimal energy reduction and financial savings are available; but, an energy audit will provide a big picture of where energy saving opportunities lie. »READ MORE
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No shortcuts to electrical safety
Fines are just one of the potential penalties for someone who’s doing electrical work unsafely or illegally. The courts have also given out jail time. When hiring someone to conduct electrical work, businesses are reminded to take the following steps. »READ MORE
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: REALPAC calls for smoothing of tax inequities
REALPAC, the organization representing many of Canada’s largest real estate companies and institutional investors, is urging the Ontario government to replace the current patchwork of differing business education tax rates — inherited from the pre-1998 era when property tax directly funded school boards within the jurisdiction where it was collected — with a benchmark rate of 0.86 per cent. »READ MORE