Home Retrofit Financing Study

Earlier this year, the City of Greater Sudbury received $170,000 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to do a study comparing home retrofit financing models.

As part of this study, we want to hear from you. Your input will help inform what kind of financing program could best support homeowners to do home energy retrofits.

What are retrofits?

Retrofitting your home can involve a wide range of both relatively simple and more extensive measures. Some examples include:

  • Switching to LED lighting
  • Installing a smart thermostat
  • Adding or replacing insulation
  • Sealing air gaps with caulking or spray foam
  • Installing low-flow showerheads or toilets
  • Replacing window glazing
  • Updating inefficient heating and cooling systems

By making your home more efficient, you can lower your heating and cooling bills, make your home more healthy and comfortable, and contribute to our community’s goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Where we’re at

On October 6, 2021, we held our first virtual public workshop to talk about the benefits of an energy efficient home and the City’s goals to improve housing efficiency, and work through the questions and experiences of those in attendance.

See the presentation slides from Workshop #1 here.

The second public workshop was held on November 3, to talk about local opportunities and concerns with home energy retrofit programs.

See the presentation slides from Workshop #2 here.

There’s still time to get involved!

Our third and final virtual public workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 1 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Join us to share your concerns, setbacks, goals and achievements regarding home energy retrofits.

Register in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdeqgrTksG9amHPi6_Vzw7WRrmu9_qSJU

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In the meantime, use the space below to ask questions or share your thoughts about home retrofits.

We will also be conducting a telephone survey in December, using a random sample of households, and will share those questions here too.

Based on public and stakeholder feedback, we will develop program options (including a preferred option) and will present to Council for consideration in the first quarter of 2022.

Earlier this year, the City of Greater Sudbury received $170,000 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to do a study comparing home retrofit financing models.

As part of this study, we want to hear from you. Your input will help inform what kind of financing program could best support homeowners to do home energy retrofits.

What are retrofits?

Retrofitting your home can involve a wide range of both relatively simple and more extensive measures. Some examples include:

  • Switching to LED lighting
  • Installing a smart thermostat
  • Adding or replacing insulation
  • Sealing air gaps with caulking or spray foam
  • Installing low-flow showerheads or toilets
  • Replacing window glazing
  • Updating inefficient heating and cooling systems

By making your home more efficient, you can lower your heating and cooling bills, make your home more healthy and comfortable, and contribute to our community’s goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Where we’re at

On October 6, 2021, we held our first virtual public workshop to talk about the benefits of an energy efficient home and the City’s goals to improve housing efficiency, and work through the questions and experiences of those in attendance.

See the presentation slides from Workshop #1 here.

The second public workshop was held on November 3, to talk about local opportunities and concerns with home energy retrofit programs.

See the presentation slides from Workshop #2 here.

There’s still time to get involved!

Our third and final virtual public workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 1 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Join us to share your concerns, setbacks, goals and achievements regarding home energy retrofits.

Register in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdeqgrTksG9amHPi6_Vzw7WRrmu9_qSJU

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In the meantime, use the space below to ask questions or share your thoughts about home retrofits.

We will also be conducting a telephone survey in December, using a random sample of households, and will share those questions here too.

Based on public and stakeholder feedback, we will develop program options (including a preferred option) and will present to Council for consideration in the first quarter of 2022.

Comments & Questions

What energy efficient upgrades have you already undertaken? Are there any major barriers preventing you from retrofitting your home? What type of financing options, rebates, incentives or information would be helpful to you? Share your ideas, experiences or questions here.

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