Developing a Home Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program
Improving the energy efficiency of your home can save money, improve home comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Most homes use fossil fuels such as natural gas, oil and/or propane for thermal (heat) energy needs. Certain measures can help reduce and/or avoid the use of fossil fuels, lessening your impact on the environment.
The City of Burlington is working with the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College to develop a home energy retrofit program which will include developing a business plan for a delivery centre, assessing financing options for homeowners, and providing information sessions for homeowners. Community engagement will be part of the process, including a survey of homeowners to assess opportunities and barriers for improving energy efficiency. More information will be provided as the project progresses. In addition, the City is submitting an application to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for funding to support this initiative.
For more information and resources related to home energy efficiency retrofits, check out the Energy page at www.burlington.ca/environment.