• Case Study: 127-Year-Old Brick House Insulated With Cellulose To Achieve 133 GJ Of Deep Energy Savings!

    June 11, 2024

    Learn how Barb Sheperd completely cut out her expensive oil bill by just insulating her walls and then switching to a heat pump--all with $34,000 of help from the interest-free Canada Greener Homes Loan!

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  • Case Study: Just From Draft-Proofing And Insulation, Recent Retirees Retrofit Bungalow And Reach 52% In Energy Savings!

    May 7, 2024

    To Doughty and Leyshon, their deep home retrofit provides peace-of-mind: their bungalow is now highly insulated from extreme heat and cold, they’ve cut their home’s GHG emissions by 89%, and now pay considerably less on their energy bills.

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  • Green Communities Canada Receives $450,000 To Improve Heat Pump Deep Energy Retrofits

    April 8, 2024

    Green Communities Canada (GCC) is proud to announce the expansion of our Deep Energy Retrofit project to improve heat pump deep energy retrofits. This work is made possible by a new 3-year funding commitment from the Peter Gilgan Foundation, along with continued funding from the McConnell Foundation and the Trottier Family Foundation.

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  • Case Study: Airdrie Homeowners Achieve 79% Energy Savings With a No-demolition Home Renovation

    April 2, 2024

    Amelie and Darren achieve a 79% deep energy retrofit without breaking open a single wall!

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  • Case Study: Retired Couple Improve Home Envelope and Add Heat Pumps to Get 56 Per Cent Energy Savings!

    December 1, 2023

    The Blakelocks achieved 79% reduction in GHG emissions through a home renovation.

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  • Bigger incentives & deeper retrofits are needed to achieve GHG targets: Report

    November 8, 2023

    The report published analyzed data from over 188,000 building retrofits documented across Canada in 2020, 2021 and 2022, and makes recommendations to accelerate deep energy retrofits and help Canada meet its GHG emission goals.

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  • Deep Energy Retrofit case study from Kingston, Ontario

    Case Study: Kingston Home Adds Solar and Heat Pump to Get 84 Per Cent Energy Savings

    October 30, 2023

    The upgrades included a new cold-climate heat pump, an electric water heater and solar panels.

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  • Deep Energy Retrofit Case Study from Heathcote, Ontario

    Case Study: Geothermal Heat Pump Helped Reduce This Home's Energy Use By 64 Per Cent

    September 25, 2023

    Watts-Plater family, with help from a Registered Energy Advisor and contractors, was able to get her home from consuming 225 GJ a year to just 82 GJ a year!

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  • Deep Energy Retrofit Case Study 1 from Vancouver

    Case Study: BC Homeowner Achieves 62 per cent reduction in home energy consumption

    August 28, 2023

    The story of how a Vancouver-based family undertook a deep energy retrofit project of their home and achieved a 62 per cent reduction in their home’s energy consumption.

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    Net Zero Homes: Saving Energy and the Environment

    June 28, 2023

    Net zero homes can reduce living expenses while helping create climate ready communities. Here is what you need to know about making your Canadian home net zero.

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  • Man adding insulation to a wall.

    The Importance of Home Insulation in Canada

    April 12, 2023

    Insulation is a key component of every Canadian home. It acts as a thermal barrier to keep heat inside our homes...

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  • A couple wearing masks inside their home

    Indoor Air Quality: How to Reduce the Pollution Inside Your Home

    August 29, 2022

    Indoor Air Quality is a measure of contaminants present in the air within an enclosed space, be that an industrial warehouse, office space, or home...

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  • A woman and man changing a window.

    Five steps to maximize benefits from a home energy retrofit

    July 20, 2022

    Energy retrofits play a critical role in helping tackle climate change. As a bonus, they help you save on your energy bills too.

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  • A man wearing a hard hat checkin off a list.

    Greening the Workforce: How Energy Advisors are key to achieving Canada’s climate targets

    March 21, 2022

    The push for a fair and equitable transition to a greener economy is a movement away from the boom-and-bust cycles of an age ruled by unsustainable energy sources.

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  • Woman inspecting an electrical outlet with a flashlight.

    3 biggest benefits of doing an EnerGuide home energy evaluation

    January 31, 2022

    Getting an EnerGuide energy evaluation for your home can be a personal contribution to help our country move towards national net-zero carbon emission goals.

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