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.

Our third and final virtual public workshop was held on Wednesday, December 1, to share concerns, setbacks, goals and achievements regarding home energy retrofits, and to discuss ideas from the previous two workshops.

See the presentation slides from Workshop #3 here.

There’s still time to get involved!

Use the space below to ask questions or share your thoughts about home retrofits. You may also participate in our online Home Retrofit Financing Survey, located under the "survey" tab.

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.

Our third and final virtual public workshop was held on Wednesday, December 1, to share concerns, setbacks, goals and achievements regarding home energy retrofits, and to discuss ideas from the previous two workshops.

See the presentation slides from Workshop #3 here.

There’s still time to get involved!

Use the space below to ask questions or share your thoughts about home retrofits. You may also participate in our online Home Retrofit Financing Survey, located under the "survey" tab.

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.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City is exploring ways to make Greater Sudbury homes more efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emission, including the feasibility of a municipally supported financing program.

    To help inform this work, we are conducting this survey to learn more about homeowners' energy use, understand what energy efficiency efforts homeowners have undertaken, major barriers preventing home improvements, and possible ways the City can help homeowners benefit from energy efficiency.

    Please note: this survey is specific to Greater Sudbury residents who own a single-family dwelling. If you don't fit this criteria, we still want to hear you -- please leave your thoughts on our Comments & Questions page.

     

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