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Region of Durham launches the Durham Greener Homes Program
The Region of Durham recently launched the Durham Greener Homes Program which will help residents to make energy improvements to their homes. Program participants will gain access to a home energy coach who will provide impartial expert advice throughout the renovation process, including:
- Completing an in-home energy assessment
- Identifying eligible retrofits, including insulation, heating and cooling equipment, rooftop solar, and in-home electric vehicle charging stations
- Selecting qualified contractors
- Accessing utility and government cash-back rebates
Durham Region has partnered with the Windfall Ecology Centre to administer the program and provide home energy coaching services. Windfall is a non-profit organization with decades of on-the-ground experience delivering home energy retrofits.
The program is the first in Canada to feature partnerships with community-based financial institutions – Pathwise Credit Union and Rapport Credit Union - who are offering energy retrofit financing services to participating residents The Durham Greener Homes Program is part of the Region’s Community Energy Plan and is a key strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and respond to Durham Regional Council’s climate emergency declaration.
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