Ajax has partnered with TRCA and the Region of Durham to launch the Ajax Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (Ajax SNAP), the first SNAP in Durham. As part of the program, there will be designing and testing a delivery model for the targeted implementation of the Durham Greener Homes Program.
Community Retrofit Program
1) The City of Brampton, together with the City of Mississauga and Town of Caledon, are designing a home energy retrofit program through the Peel Residential Energy Program (PREP). 2) Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP) - The program aligns municipal sustainability priorities with community needs, identifies integrated retrofit solutions, and fosters partnerships between public agencies, community organizations, businesses, and residents; currently there are 3 completed projects.
Better Homes Burlington is a pilot program to help homeowners navigate home upgrades from start to finish. The program provides details about the types of upgrades, incentives and rebates available to undertake residential energy retrofits. Starting September 2023, the City will offer zero percent loans up to $10,000 for up to 20 homeowners in Burlington.
The Town of Caledon, together with the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, are designing a home energy retrofit program through the Peel Residential Energy Program (PREP). Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Town of Caledon and Region of Peel are working closely with neighbourhood residents and businesses to implement the West Bolton SNAP project: an on-the-ground demonstration of the town’s Community Climate Change Action Plan.
The Town of Clarington aims to develop a Local Improvement Charge financing mechanism to support the Durham Greener Homes Program intake.
The County completed a feasibility study for a community deep energy retrofit financing program in 2021.
Durham Greener Homes is a program of the Regional Municipality of Durham administered by Windfall Ecology Centre. It is designed to help residents save energy and money with expert home energy coaching services, loans, and rebates.
In support of Race To Zero, the City plans to offer a zero-interest loan to residential property owners in Guelph to help cover the costs of residential energy efficiency upgrades. The City is developing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in Guelph to be launched in 2023.
Retrofit Halton Hills Pilot Program (10 homes) is in the implementation stage. Program Deployment is expected in 2024.
The Better Homes Hamilton (BHH) program is meant to provide a low barrier access to property owners with upfront capital in order to retrofit their buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve energy efficiency, and to live more comfortably. The program is scheduled to launch before the end of 2023 with the objective to provide up to $1 million in loans to homeowners
The Township is committed to implement PACE pilot program. It is one of the identified goal in the Climate Action Plan.
City of Kingston community retrofitting program – Better Homes Kingston – is a local improvement charge (LIC) financing program to encourage homeowners to undertake deep-energy retrofits. Homeowners who participate in the program will qualify for up to $40,000 loans at 0 percent interest, with the option for an initial 30 percent upfront to pre-pay contractors for your services. This project is carried out with assistance from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund, an endowment created by the Government of Canada. There are currently over 400 applications to Better Homes Kingston.
Greener Homes London works to provide residents with the guidance, tools and resources to assist them with reducing their environmental impact at home. The initiative provides up-to-date information & consultation on available rebates, loans, and incentive programs that provide financial assistance for implementing green modifications, our ultimate goal is to create more sustainable homes to create a more sustainable London for everyone to enjoy.
The City plans to apply for funding to complete a feasibility study through the Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) Initiative from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).
The City is working with the City of Brampton and Town of Caledon to design a home energy retrofits program for single-family homes.
The Town is developing a Newmarket Energy Efficiency Retrofit (NEER) – Business Case to be completed in 2023 and presented to the council.
The Town is currently working on a Business Case for a community retrofit program.
Oshawa endorsed and supported the regions Durham Greener Homes program. Action 2 of the Community GHG Plan sets a goal to advertising opportunities for an encouraging Oshawa residents to participate in the Durham Home Energy Savings Program offered by the Region.
The Better Homes Ottawa Loan Program is a residential PACE program. The City is currently working on a commercial retrofit incentive program by doing a study on tax increment.
The City endorsed and supported the Regions Durham Greener Homes program.
The Region supports the municipalities via the Centre for Community Energy Transformation. This community-based, non-profit organization will lead the energy transformation in Brampton and the Region of Peel.
City’s Environmental Strategy, Action 1.6, sets a goal for the City to explore a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program to finance/deliver building retrofits
1) Energy Retrofit Loans For Buildings - Through its Energy Retrofit Loan program, the City of Toronto provides low-interest financing for building retrofits that reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. 2) Home Energy Loan Program, also known as BetterHomesTo is a residential program. The City of Toronto offers financing of up to $75,000 to cover the cost of home energy efficiency improvements through its Home Energy Loan Program (HELP). 3) SolarTO - Through this portal, the City provides information and resources to help Toronto residents and businesses assess the rooftop solar potential of their properties and proceed through the steps to installation.
The City completed a Home Energy Retrofit Program – 2020 Business Case and a pilot project is currently on hold.
The Town has partnered with the Region of Durham for the Durham Greener Homes Program - a regionwide community retrofits program.
The City will launch a Residential Deep Energy Efficiency Retrofit by the end of 2023.