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Ontario to spend $15.2 billion to lower electricity costs for industrial and large commercial ratepayers

The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) has released its review of the Government of Ontario’s new program to lower electricity costs for industrial and large commercial ratepayers.

Fenestration Canada issues update on upcoming events

Fenestration Canada will be holding their 2021 Spring Conference Online on May 18-20th in the Marketplace. This event will include education sessions, supplier showcases, social networking events and exhibitor booths. Members will receive an email shortly with more details and how to register.

The weirdest recession – report from the OCS State of the Industry conference

The Ontario Construction Secretariat hosted its online State of the Industry and Outlook Conference on March 4. Many presenters commented on the fact that the last time the conference was held in 2020 also marked the last live event they had attended since.

NFRC looking to fill additional seat on ANS Committee Overseeing Fenestration Issues

The National Fenestration Rating Council, the nonprofit organization that establishes objective window, door, and skylight energy-performance ratings, received multiple applications for seats on its American National Standards (ANS) Committee earlier this year. To accommodate the level of interest, NFRC is opening an additional general interest user position on the committee.
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Fenestration Conversations episode #20: What Inspectors Want – Steve Nason, Town of Rothesay, N.B.

Steve Nason is a building inspector in New Brunswick who has taken a special interest in windows and doors and the many issues around compliance with their codes and standards. It can be difficult for contractors to know when products meet their area’s regulations for things like energy efficiency and air/water ingress. Steve is here to help with some solid tips about using Fenestration Canada’s online calculator, reading labels and, mainly, providing the manufacturer’s quote sheets to building inspectors ahead of time so you know if the product passes muster before you buy and install. We also touch on some general issues of communication and enforcement and get into a couple other problem zones such as roof trusses and radon rough-ins. » Listen now.