What We Do
Our EnerGuide Service Organization
We are Canada’s first and longest serving federally licensed EnerGuide Rating System Service Organization and committed to creating energy efficient homes for all sections of the society.
We started operations in the early 1990s by delivering over 100,000 green home visits providing professional home energy retrofit advice to homeowners across the province of Ontario. The federal government recognized our work by choosing Green Communities Canada to pilot the EnerGuide for Houses energy rating service in 1997. Since then, we have served as advisors to various governments on matters relating to EnerGuide ratings and retrofitting.
Green Communities Canada developed and piloted the first incentive program using EnerGuide ratings in the year 2000. This incentive program was later adopted by the federal government resulting in a massive increase in retrofits completed – from 4,000 pre-incentives to more than 600,000 nation-wide by 2012.
Find out more about our Service Organization and book an audit with our Registered Energy Advisors.
Our Deep Energy Retrofits Program
In 2022, we embarked on developing a Deep Energy Retrofits program as part of our Energy portfolio. This program is working to develop a knowledge centre focused on providing homeowners from across the country with the information and tools they need to accelerate home energy retrofits.
We are also collaborating with organizations from across the country to support the creation of technical training resources and tools that build critical capacity for trades persons, energy advisors, contractors, and policy makers.
As part of our new Deep Energy Retrofits program, we host a national community of practice that includes leading non-profit organization from across the country that are working to accelerate deep retrofits in their regions. This includes EnviroCentre, City Green Solutions, Windfall Ecology Centre, GreenUP, Green Venture, Sustainable Kingston, and Reep Green Solutions.
Who Funds Our Work?
GCC’s Deep Energy Retrofits program is funded by McConnell Foundation, Trottier Family Foundation, and Peter Gilgan Foundation.