Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change is a key priority for all orders of government in Canada. Provincially, the heating and cooling of the buildings we live, work and play in contributes about one quarter of all Ontario greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Municipalities are looking for options to help them provide their residents with the supports and resources needed to advance their energy efficiency opportunities and help build the local capacity within their local contractor and renovator market.
Municipalities are however concerned by the administrative burden associated with delivering energy retrofit programs and want to reduce duplication across programs and better support scale up opportunities. To address this goal the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Clean Air Partnership and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) are working together to support municipalities to develop and deliver community based retrofit programs through the BetterHomes Ontario Consortium. For more information please contact Gabriella at firstname.lastname@example.org