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Real change begins at home! The cumulative greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of Waterloo Region homes equals 22% of our community emissions. Helping us all reduce our residential impact are these projects and programs.

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EnerGuide Home Evaluations
    • REEP Green Solutions conducts EnerGuide for Homes evaluations to help homeowners identify the best ways to improve their home energy efficiency.
  • Consider an evaluation if you want to:
    • Lower your energy bills
    • Renovate your home
    • Fix moisture problems, drafts, etc.
    • Improve the comfort of your home
    • Reduce your environmental impact
  • Now with purchase of an evaluation you can work with the Home Energy Coach for free! He takes your report and helps you develop a game plan for your home and then is available to guide your execution of it. In short, he helps you learn how to make your home more comfortable and save money on your energy bills.
  • To book a visit from a certified Home Energy Auditor, and to determine if you qualify for any rebates or grants, please call 519-744-9799 ext 1

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Home Assistance Program
  • REEP Green Solutions is proud to be working with GreenSaver in providing the Home Assistance Program in Waterloo Region.
  • Eligible participants receive free energy efficiency upgrades such as energy saving lightbulbs and power bars. Our Home Assistance technician will also assess the age and energy consumption of your major appliances. Some homes may qualify for free replacements.
  • The program is funded by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and administered by our local distribution companies: Waterloo North Hydro, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro and Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro. Additional water measures in Kitchener are funded by Kitchener Utilities

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Home Energy Coach Program
      • REEP Green Solutions is now offering a Home Energy Coach to help homeowners determine and execute a game plan for making their homes energy efficient.
      • This new service is free with the purchase of an EnerGuide Home Evaluation.
      • The Home Energy Coach:
        • Reviews and explains the recommendations and findings of the EnerGuide Home Evaluation.
        • Explains homeowners' eligibility for any available energy improvement rebates.
        • Assists in identifying how a home improvement project an best meet other goals such as addressing rooms that get to cold or hot, problems with moisture or improving home value.
        • Identifies other energy savings opportunities including lighting, high efficiency water fixtures, heating controls and appliance upgrades.
      • The Home Energy Coach service is a pilot program available until March 31, 2016.

Home Energy Coach Program

 

 

 

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Kitchener Utilities Conservation Demand Management Initiatives
      • Currently Kitchener Utilities is making reductions in natural gas consumption through their Residential Conservation & Demand Management Initiatives.

Kitchener Utilities Conservation Demand Management Initiatives

 

 

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saveONenergy GHG Reduction Initiatives
      • Providing customers with tangible ways to manage energy use is a key priority of the three local distribution companies in the Waterloo Region; Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro, Kitchener‐Wilmot Hydro and Waterloo North Hydro.  Through the collective Ontario brand of saveONenergy the local distribution companies offer more than 20 programs to help residential and business customers do more.  These programs have been in place since 2011 and continue to drive efficiency across the board.
      • Highlights include:
        • More than 3,000 inefficient refrigerators have been collected through the program.  If you stacked those on top of each other, it would be 10 times higher than the CN Tower.
        • Local retailers have seen over 350,000 coupons redeemed for energy savings products, saving customers more than $750,000.
        • Already, 3,000+ businesses have undergone energy efficiency retrofits and have received more than $10 million dollars in incentives from projects with an average payback of 2.5 years and delivering $9 Million annually in energy savings.  It’s also resulted in local economic growth for the trade ally network of $50+ million.
          Together, since 2011, 115 million kilowatt hours of energy have been saved.  To put that in perspective, that’s enough power to supply 12,000 homes for one full year, which is equivalent to all the homes in Wellesley and Woolwich Townships
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Union Gas Conservation Demand Management Initiatives
      • Union Gas is a major distributor of natural gas across the Region of Waterloo. Our account representatives have been delivering gas conservation programs to the customers within the region since 1999. The enersmart program takes three main channels in which to encourage customers to use natural gas more efficiently: education, partnerships and incentives.
      • Education takes the form of technical publications, magazines, sector specific customer meetings and face-to–face discussions at the customers facility.
      • Partnerships involve encouraging the various parties within the value chain to get together to find innovative solutions to specific customer conservation opportunities.
      • Incentives include peer recognition and monetary rewards the value of which is tied to the amount of natural gas saved during the first year of equipment operation.
      • The five most popular methods to conserve natural gas are:
        • Improved Operations and Maintenance procedures,
        • Consider the installation of higher efficient equipment,
        • Diverting wasted heat to a location that requires additional energy,
        • Adding modern controls to equipment in order to utilize energy more effectively, and
        • Build all new structures to energy performance standards above and beyond the current Ontario Building Code requirements
      • Union Gas is entering into the next phase of energy conservation in 2016 where even more attention, resources and effort will be focused on keeping Ontario businesses competitive in the global marketplace.

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