In support of Town Council’s 2019 Climate Emergency Declaration and the resulting net-zero by 2030 target, the Town of Halton Hills has developed the Retrofit Halton Hills (RetrofitHH) Program Pilot to provide access to interest free financing for energy retrofits to homeowners in Halton Hills. This project is supported by grant funding received through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Community Efficiency Financing program.
Through the RetrofitHH Program Pilot, up to 20 homeowners in Halton Hills will get interest free loans of up to $75,000 to fund retrofit projects that help homeowners save on energy costs and improve the comfort and safety of their homes while reducing their impact on the environment. A non-exhaustive list of the categories of measures eligible under the Pilot Program includes:
- Thermal envelope upgrades: attic, wall and basement insulation, windows, air sealing.
- Mechanical systems: furnace and boiler replacement, water heater replacement, thermostats and controllers, drain water heat recovery systems.
- Renewable energy: geothermal heat pumps, solar photovoltaics, solar water heating.
Ineligible measures include equipment or products not permanently affixed to the property, previously installed in another home, and are deemed general maintenance.
Residents may qualify for a loan through the RetrofitHH pilot if:
- they own a detached, semi-detached, or row house in the Town of Halton Hills that is at least 5 years old;
- all the property owners on title consent to participate in the program; and,
- their property tax and utility payments to the Town are in good standing
Residents may combine the RetrofitHH loan with energy efficiency rebates and incentives available from the Province of Ontario, Government of Canada, and utility companies.
Municipality: Halton Hills
Action: Retrofit of dwellings