Kingston Home Energy Retrofit Program

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Review the reporting back for the Residential Energy Retrofit Survey.

The energy we consume to heat, cool and power our homes represents about 14 per cent of Kingston’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and cost nearly $100 million, according to the 2018 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory. GHG emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are contributing to the current climate change crisis.

City Council has directed staff to develop a Home Energy Retrofit Program for residents, as part of its commitment to demonstrating leadership on climate action. This program is being developed to help residents reduce GHG emissions associated with household energy use and could also lead to savings on home energy costs.

The final program details will be brought to City Council later in Summer 2021. Subject to a successful funding application for federal financing and grants, the program will launch in Fall 2021.

The Kingston Home Energy Retrofit program aims to help reduce GHG emissions and energy use by an average of 30 per cent per home, as well as decrease energy costs by 15 - 40 per cent for over 6,000 homes in the Kingston area. This would result in over 18,000 tonnes of emission reductions annually while saving a total $6 million in energy costs each year within the community. In the first four years of the program (2021-2024) an estimated 200-375 jobs could be created with the increased demand for home energy assessments as well as retrofit products and services (e.g. installation).


Review the reporting back for the Residential Energy Retrofit Survey.

The energy we consume to heat, cool and power our homes represents about 14 per cent of Kingston’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and cost nearly $100 million, according to the 2018 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory. GHG emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are contributing to the current climate change crisis.

City Council has directed staff to develop a Home Energy Retrofit Program for residents, as part of its commitment to demonstrating leadership on climate action. This program is being developed to help residents reduce GHG emissions associated with household energy use and could also lead to savings on home energy costs.

The final program details will be brought to City Council later in Summer 2021. Subject to a successful funding application for federal financing and grants, the program will launch in Fall 2021.

The Kingston Home Energy Retrofit program aims to help reduce GHG emissions and energy use by an average of 30 per cent per home, as well as decrease energy costs by 15 - 40 per cent for over 6,000 homes in the Kingston area. This would result in over 18,000 tonnes of emission reductions annually while saving a total $6 million in energy costs each year within the community. In the first four years of the program (2021-2024) an estimated 200-375 jobs could be created with the increased demand for home energy assessments as well as retrofit products and services (e.g. installation).

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    Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey. The results will help City staff develop a Home Energy Retrofit Program. No personal information is collected within this survey.

    Survey closes at 4 p.m. on Feb. 17, 2020. 


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