Climate Friendly Homes

Discover ways to improve your home's energy efficiency and reduce its emissions. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the available incentive and retrofit programs to help make their home more climate friendly. 

What Makes a Climate Friendly Home?

A climate friendly home:

  • uses an electric heat pump for both heating and cooling
  • has an induction stove for faster, safer and cleaner cooking
  • has an electric hot water tank or heat pump hot water heater
  • is well-insulated and draft-free for greater comfort and lower energy bills
  • has no reliance on fossil fuels such as natural gas, propane or oil
  • is set-up for EV charging

Here are some suggestions for upgrades that can make your home more climate friendly:

The Home Energy Navigator is a free program designed to assist homeowners during their home retrofit process. Participants are paired with an energy concierge who offers ongoing support throughout their retrofit project. This includes answering questions, providing guidance, and offering local, expert advice to help navigate the complexities of home energy retrofits.