Durham Region Officially Launches Durham Greener Homes, Partners with Windfall Centre
On Thursday, April 28, 2022, Durham Region unveiled the Durham Greener Homes at a launch event at Durham College, Whitby mpus. Durham Greener Homes is a home retrofit service that will empower Durham Region residents to undertake home energy renovations. Durham Region has partnered with Windfall Ecology Centre to deliver the new home energy program to help Durham residents achieve energy-efficient homes as part of the Region's Community Energy Plan- a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Durham Greener Homes Program offers homeowners a home energy retrofit service that offers financing and sh-back rebates for home energy upgrade projects and a home energy coach to give expert advice to residents in the home retrofit journey. The Durham Greener Homes Program will target single-family homes built between 1970 and 2000 (representing 46 percent of single-family homes in the Durham region) beuse these are understood to have high energy-saving potential.
Windfall Ecology Centre's Founder and Executive Director, Brent Kopperson, who spoke about Durham Greener Homes, said,
Windfall Ecology Centre has been helping Durham residents retrofit their homes for over 20 years. We are proud to combine all we have learned in that time to Durham Greener Homes, a best-in-class home retrofit facilitation service designed to ease renovation anxiety and help homeowners get the most from their energy efficiency investments.
At the launch event, a $3.4 million boost was announced to help finance the Durham Greener Homes Project to help more residents achieve energy-efficient homes and create a cleaner, low-rbon environment in Durham Region. The financing is offered through the Green Municipal Fund and delivered by the Federation of nadian Municipalities (FCM), and funded by the Government of nada.
Durham Greener Homes will support energy-efficiency upgrades such as high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, thermal envelope upgrades, lighting upgrades and high-efficiency appliances. Additional eligible measures will include heat pump installation, renewable energy and energy storage systems, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, water conservation measures and indoor air quality measures.
Are you a resident of Durham starting your home retrofit journey? Visit durhamgreenerhomes. to learn more about the Durham Greener Homes program
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Windfall Ecology Centre, Partners for Action and Possibilian Ventures are launching the
Just Green Cities Discussion Paper on March 4, 2022, at 1:00 PM EST.
Just Green Cities is a product of extensive research into the challenges of moving from big climate action ambition at the national level to operationalizing change at the municipal level.
Municipal infrastructure renewal has been one of the core underexplored challenges nadians face in addressing climate crises. Consequently, Windfall Ecology Centre, Partners for Action and Possibilian Ventures partnered in early 2021 to explore three municipal infrastructure issues and their relevance to the SDGs. The areas of focus are:
- Fleet electrifition
- Stormwater management
- Net-zero buildings
The Just Green Cities Discussion Paper seeks to create a common framework and language for integrating equity-driven decision-making into municipal infrastructure renewal to respond to the climate crisis. In this launch session, we'll present the Executive Summary with key insights on fleet electrifition, stormwater management and net-zero buildings and discuss how we n continue to create a broader, inclusive conversation.
Join us in imagining a just, green future for our communities at the free launch event on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 1:00 PM EST.