at-home-hhDecisions 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.

Bring It Home 4 The Climate Program

The Bring It Home 4 The Climate program was created to engage and support homeowners and organizations who are interested in being agents of change by reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of their homes, as well as taking steps to motivate others to do the same. Homes and buildings make up 30 to 50% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the capital region — mostly a result of the use of oil and natural gas for space and water heating and the low efficiency level of homes in our region. Bring It Home helps homeowners take the next step, regardless of where they are in their retrofit journey, and aims to reduce barriers to completing a home energy retrofit.

The program offers three main benefits to participants:

  • Free Virtual Home Check-Up – help for translating your personal and household goals into climate-friendly home improvement solutions
  • EnerGuide Home Evaluation Summary – access a discounted EnerGuide Home Evaluation to learn about home upgrade options
  • Free education and special offers – access free learning events and DIY air sealing supplies

Participants will also become part of a supportive community of people taking action to make their homes climate-friendly and have the opportunity to share their story to be highlighted on the website.

This program asks that you Bring It Home. Bring what you can. And think about what you can do next for the climate. Homeowners can register at www.bringithome4climate.ca

Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Your home offers many opportunities to upgrade energy efficiency, save on your bills and improve your comfort.

Rebate Programs

Find rebates that save energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions when renovating your existing home or building a new home. 

Resources

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:

Useful Links

Regional Climate Information

Climate Resources

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