Ottawa, ON — The federal government announced it is investing more than $4.4 million to the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) to enable energy efficiency in the residential sector in municipalities across Canada. The announcement was made by Julie Dabruisn, parliamentary secretary to the minister of natural resources and to the minister of environment and climate change, on behalf of Jonathon Wilkinson, Canada’s minister of natural resources. The project will help fund the CHBA.
“Upgrading our homes to be more energy-efficient will get us a long way to our climate targets, help Canadians save money on energy costs and create good jobs in our communities. Our government is pleased to help homeowners across Canada cut pollution from their households,” said Wilkinson.
The project will fund deep energy retrofits in houses and low-rise multi-unit residential buildings to demonstrate the various approaches that can be used to achieve net-zero-energy–ready performance in residential units.