Climate change will cause increasing temperature fluctuations and longer heat waves. This will make home cooling essential, but adding and using cooling can be too expensive for low-income homeowners, including seniors. Incentive programs exist to help people make energy-efficient retrofits to their homes, but they increase housing costs. This is counterproductive for many low- or fixed-income and senior households.
The Affordable Home Energy Retrofit Toolkit will explore making energy-efficient retrofits affordable for more households. It will work within Toronto’s existing Home Energy Loan Program to provide innovative retrofits to low-income and senior households. This will reduce energy costs, improve health and safety, and allow seniors to age in place.
If you are interested in participating in the project or would like more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Key project stakeholders
- Municipal policy makers and program managers
- Energy modelling consultants
- Homeowners and community groups
- Energy service companies
A Toolkit for Affordability Driven Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits Through Local Improvement Charge Programs received funding from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) under the National Housing Strategy Demonstrations initiative. The views expressed are the personal views of the author(s) and CMHC accepts no responsibility for them.