EnviroCentre Edition - Spring 2016
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Catherine Mageau-Walker (SustainLowertown Coordinator), Annie Mercier (LCRC Community Developper), Mathieu Fleury and Angela Palma Herriot at a Good Food Market in Lowertown.
Photo courtesy of SustainLowertown
Making home energy savings accessible to all families
The cost of heating our homes can be more of an expense than anticipated – both financially and environmentally.
Energy poverty is sad reality that many families in our community face – where households spend more than 10% of their income on energy, forcing them to decide between heating their home or buying food.
Through our partnerships with major utilities such as Union Gas, Enbridge Gas and the Ottawa River Power Corporation, EnviroCente delivers home retrofit programs to qualified low income households across Ontario. These programs help reduce energy poverty by helping families save energy and reduce their energy bills. Services provided include draft proofing and sealing, and free insulation in areas like attics, and exterior and foundation walls.
In 2015 through our network of high quality and customer-oriented insulation contractors, we retrofitted over 1 900 homes across the province, including communities as close as Cornwall, Hawkesbury and Renfrew to as far as Sault-Ste. Marie, Timmins, North Bay and Sudbury.
Our goal of improving home energy efficiency not only reduces electricity and natural gas use, generates cost savings, increases indoor comfort for homeowners or tenants – and ultimately reduces greenhouse gas emissions, it also ensures that everyone in our community can have both a warm home to sleep in and food on the table. And knowing that, I think we can all sleep a little better at night.
To learn more about our free programs, please visit envirocentre.ca to learn more.
PERC thanks the above organizations for their support.
Thank you to Envirocentre for sponsoring the Spring 2016 edition of the PEN.