Home Energy Efficiency Program

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The City of Peterborough is accelerating climate action by targeting energy inefficiency in residential buildings by establishing the Home Energy Efficiency Program (HEEP). The HEEP is planned to help Peterborough homeowners finance energy retrofits in their homes or rental properties. Once the program is established, it will aim to achieve the following:


  • Help homeowners reduce their homes’ energy consumption
  • Utilize supportive retrofit financing options for participants
  • Prioritize the local economy and trades to benefit from the increased renovation activity
  • Reduce GHG emissions via energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other low carbon measures
  • Target deep and moderate energy renovation projects in the community

The City of Peterborough is accelerating climate action by targeting energy inefficiency in residential buildings by establishing the Home Energy Efficiency Program (HEEP). The HEEP is planned to help Peterborough homeowners finance energy retrofits in their homes or rental properties. Once the program is established, it will aim to achieve the following:


  • Help homeowners reduce their homes’ energy consumption
  • Utilize supportive retrofit financing options for participants
  • Prioritize the local economy and trades to benefit from the increased renovation activity
  • Reduce GHG emissions via energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other low carbon measures
  • Target deep and moderate energy renovation projects in the community
  • Public Workshop No. 2 (Registration and Meeting Link)

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    Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors is hosting the public workshop on Zoom.


    Register in advance for this meeting.

    When: Jun 28, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Dial-in number if you cannot connect to the Zoom link: 1 647 558 0588

    Meeting ID: 823 2371 5007


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Public Workshop No. 1 (Registration and Zoom link)

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    Register in advance for this meeting.

    When: Mar 3, 2022 04:30 PM Eastern Time

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    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


    Meeting Link:

    Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors is hosting the public workshop on Zoom.

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  • Complete our homeowner and rental surveys

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    Two surveys have been created to support information gathering that will be used to develop the HEEP and can be found in the Surveys tab. The first survey asks homeowners for input on general household information, experiences with home retrofits, and financing preferences. The second survey is for individuals who own rental apartments only. Refrain from taking the rental survey if you do not own a rental property.

  • How can I participate in the workshops if I don’t use Zoom?

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    The City of Peterborough continues to host virtual meetings, following public health directions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Residents and community members are encouraged to join the virtual workshops through a computer or via phone. The workshops will provide an opportunity to hear from your neighbors, the consulting team, and the City about proposed program features. The workshops are a great opportunity to have any questions answered or share your concerns before plans are finalized. If you are not comfortable using Zoom, please email jbyrne@peterborough.ca with your contact information, and a member of the project team will reach out to you.

  • Project Consultations

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    The Home Energy Efficiency Program has sought input from numerous community and municipal stakeholders to offer expert insight into its development. Incorporating critical stakeholder feedback into the HEEP will help avoid potential barriers to implementation.

    The following consultations have occurred to date:

    • December 10, 2021: Goal setting workshop with City staff
    • January 19, 2022: Update to City’s Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioners
    • January 19, 2022: Update to Peterborough Environmental Advisory Committee
    • February 2, 2022: Kick-off meeting with program partner working group
  • Impacts of Housing on GHG Emissions

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    In 2019, Peterborough City Council passed a Climate Emergency Declaration to expedite achieving the community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions goal of 45% reduction by 2030 from 2011 levels. To support meeting this emission goal, low-rise residential buildings are being targeted for climate action because they represent 39% of Peterborough's total community GHG emissions. Renovating existing homes is key to limiting emissions. This can be achieved by incorporating building improvements to lessen inefficient energy and fossil fuel use. A recent building survey found that Peterborough contains the following housing profile:

    • Single-family homes represent 58% of the City’s existing housing stock
    • Most of the housing stock (65%) was built before 1980
    • Natural gas space heating accounts for more than 80% of housing-related emissions

    Reducing energy consumption from older detached homes will help in lowering community GHG emissions by using less overall energy. Transitioning away from fossil fuels for space and water heating to electric or heat pumps will also rapidly decrease housing emissions.

    Once launched, the Home Energy Efficiency Program will support participating homeowners through a financing mechanism to undertake energy renovations that will lead to a reduction in community GHG emissions.

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