Navigating an energy-saving home reno? Help is here, and it’s free!

If you are going to do home renovation in the future, then energy efficiency Part of the planning makes sense—for your bank account and the planet.

after all, Home Energy Costs Not only are homeowners among the highest expenses, even in our milder coastal climate, they are emission of greenhouse gases.

There are various discounts currently available to help you upgrade to more efficient solutions, from installing a new home heating and cooling heat pump, replacing windows or upgrading insulation or making many other upgrades.

However, understanding your home’s upgrade opportunities and navigating those rebates hasn’t been easy – until now: residents of Greater Victoria now have access to a brand new program that makes the process even easier!

“This Home Energy Navigator “The program helps homeowners take the next step, no matter where they are in their retrofit journey, and aims to reduce barriers to completing home energy upgrades,” explained Nikki Elliott, CRD’s Climate Action Program Manager.

Created by CRD and local government partners, with information from local industry experts, the Home Energy Navigator program is managed by City Green Solutions, a local non-profit organization with decades of experience helping homeowners save energy.

Designed to simplify home energy upgrades for single-family homes in the area, the new program provides participants with free support from local energy experts, including:

• Virtual Home Energy Consultation

• A custom retrofit roadmap to guide you through the upgrade process

• Quote comments

• Rebate Navigation

• and more!

Retrofitting for a Greener Future

The Home Energy Navigator initiative is a key initiative emerging from CRD’s 2021 Climate Action Strategy. The program will help homeowners take advantage of thousands of dollars in rebates from the provincial Better Homes program and the federal Greener Homes program for home upgrades such as windows, insulation, heat pumps, water heaters, solar panels and batteries. These upgrades improve comfort, reduce noise and increase efficiency while reducing carbon pollution costs and helping future homes in the area.

If you have questions about your tax refund claims, or need support in deciding which upgrades are right for your home, reviewing quotes or filling out a tax refund application, you’re not alone. With the new Home Energy Navigator, help is here.

To learn more, visit Start planning your energy efficient renovation today!


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