Climate Change and Asset Management
The following are key points for consideration with respect to this report:
- Council Resolution No. 15.1, dated May 6, 2019, set a Town-wide target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030
- Report No. ADMIN-2019-0035, dated December 9, 2019, directed staff to develop the Low-Carbon Transition Strategy, which included exploring the development of a residential energy retrofit program
- Capital Project 7300-22-1701, approved in 2019, allocated $300,000 over three years towards the development of a home energy retrofit program
- RFP-075-20, issued June 12, 2020, resulted in the hiring of Dunsky Energy Consulting to conduct a business case study of a local improvement charges-based home energy retrofit program and develop a pilot program design
- On March 1, 2021, the Town was awarded a grant of up to $300,800 through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) program to support the delivery of the Retrofit Halton Hills pilot program
- MEM-ADMIN-2021-005, dated March 1, 2021, provided a progress update on the status of the project.
- This report impacts and/or helps address climate change and the Town’s Net Zero target through climate mitigation.
- Residential buildings are the Town’s second largest source of GHG emissions, representing approximately 22% of total GHG emissions.
- The effectiveness of an LIC-based home energy retrofit program is a crucial component of the Town’s upcoming Low-Carbon Transition Strategy, as it is a key initiative that will contribute to the Town’s goal of reducing energy use and associated GHG emissions in the residential sector.