Options to Implement a Deep Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program for Homes

On July 6th, staff will present a report to the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee (of council) on options to implement a deep energy efficiency retrofit program for homes in Burlington. Staff are recommending that the city join with a municipal consortium led by the Clean Air Partnership, with support from the Independent Electricity System Operator, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, HRAI (Heating, Refrigeration and Air Condition Institute of Canada) and City of Toronto to develop a residential financing program. Other measures being recommended to support homeowners looking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes:

  • Updating the environment web page with resources
  • Support the Bay Area Climate Change Council and Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College to develop an accelerator program to assist homeowners with home energy efficiency measures
  • Engage local trades and contractors to educate them about deep energy retrofits
  • Engage the Climate Action Plan community stakeholders to support home energy retrofits
  • Co-promote actions such as renewable energy, climate change resiliency (flood proofing), electric vehicles and bikes, and e-equipment (lawn mowers, trimmers and leaf blowers)
  • Consider the creation of a community-based demonstration centre for energy efficiency and resiliency measures
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