Buildings are the third-largest source of emissions in Ontario, accounting for 24% of the total emissions. Building emissions arise mainly from burning fossil fuels for space and water heating. To achieve net zero emissions by 2040, our communities must eliminate fossil fuels in their homes by switching to cleaner energy sources and making these homes energy efficient. Every community member can contribute to fighting against climate change – and it all starts from your home!
Some inspiring GTHA residents are already taking the lead to make their lifestyles fossil-fuel-free! In this webinar, we learned about Brian Kelly’s decarbonization journey and got inspired to fight climate change. Brian Kelly, the former Manager of Sustainability at the Regional Municipality of Durham, shared his home retrofit and EV adoption journey.