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 were offered 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 list of the categories of measures eligible under the Pilot Program included Thermal envelope upgrades, mechanical systems and renewable energy systems.
The Town distributed funding on a first-come, first-served basis to approve 9 proposals within the allotted budget of the pilot program.
Examples of retrofit projects approved to date include:
- Improving insulation in basements, attics, and main walls;
- Installing heat pumps;
- Replacing furnaces, air conditioners and hot water tanks;
- Upgrading of doors and windows; and
- Installing solar panel arrays.
- Total estimated energy reduction of 807 gigajoules/year – equivalent energy use of 6.75 Halton Hills homes*
- Total estimated greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction of 44 tonnes/year – equivalent GHG emissions of 9 Halton Hills homes*
Municipality: Halton Hills
Action: Retrofit of dwellings