The Ontario government announced two new programs to help farmers and agri-food businesses improve energy efficiency, save money, and flight climate change. The programs are part of the Green Ontario Fund, a not-for-profit agency tasked with reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution to help meet the province’s emission reduction targets, as outlined in its Climate Change Action Plan.
In Canada, it is widely stated buildings account for approximately 35 per cent of the total primary energy use, and roughly 30 per cent of the country’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.1 In the continuous quest to achieve better building energy performance, the design/construction community must develop and use innovative tactics to minimize operational energy use.
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