Decisions on where we live, how we get around, what we eat, and how we deal with our waste contribute to our collective ‘carbon footprint’. Taking action at home to reduce energy and fuel use, increase renewable energy supply, and prepare for climate-related impacts are important ways that individuals can be a part of the global climate solution.
Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Your home offers many opportunities to upgrade energy efficiency, save on your bills and improve your comfort.
Find rebates that save energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions when renovating your existing home or building a new home.
With one of these kits, learn about what you can do at home to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Consider hiring a professional to undertake a detailed energy assessment for your home. The energy assessment will rate the efficiency of your home, and provide recommendations for retrofits based on their effectiveness. Find an assessor in your neighbourhood:
Preparing for Climate Change Impacts At Home
The climate is changing. Over the next fifty years, the capital region will see longer, drier summers, wetter winters and more intense and frequency of storms. Read more>>
Preparing for expected climate impacts offers homeowners the opportunity to protect their investment, save money, increase the quality of life on their property, and build a more resilient community. Some easy things you can do at home are: