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Canadians across the country want to reduce their home energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint by improving energy efficiency in their homes. The Government of Canada is helping them do that.
Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, launched a call for proposals to create good middle-class jobs through the federal government’s $2.6 billion green retrofit program.
This call for proposals is a $10 million commitment to recruit, train, and mentor up to 2,000 new energy advisors across the country to support the Canada Greener Homes Grant, which will provide as many as 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 each to help homeowners make energy-efficient improvements to their homes, supported by an EnerGuide evaluation. An EnerGuide home evaluation gives homeowners a better understanding of how their home uses energy now – and identifies retrofits to help improve energy efficiency.
This initiative also provides the opportunity to build an energy efficiency workforce that more closely reflects Canada’s population. Today’s call for proposals underscores the need for diversity and inclusion by specifically targeting under-represented groups such as women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 communities, and racialized Canadians.
New energy advisors will help meet demand for and provide access to timely EnerGuide evaluations for all Canadians, regardless of location. They will help Canadians make changes to their homes that deliver the greatest return for their investment with advice tailored to their specific situations.
Proposals must be received by July 8, 2021 and Natural Resources Canada will schedule webinars with potential applicants to answer any questions and provide additional support. Canadians with limited internet access can contact the dedicated call centre line at 1-833-674-8282.
According to the International Energy Agency, energy efficiency measures could get the world one-third of the way toward its Paris 2030 targets and help us reach net-zero emissions by 2050. With buildings, including our homes, accounting for 18 percent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, retrofitting existing homes — with the help of highly trained energy advisors — is one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Fenestration Canada Members – NRCAN Invites you to their Greener Homes Initiative – Information Session
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Wednesday May 12, 2021 2pm – 3pm (EDT)
Message from NRCAN: Announced in the Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19: Fall Economic Statement 2020, the government is investing $2.6 billion in the Greener Homes Initiative which is an opportunity for homeowners to invest in their home, making it more comfortable to live in and reduce costs. It is also an opportunity to become better prepared for changes that will come in future with more stringent building codes, including for existing homes and buildings.
The Greener Homes initiative will provide up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy efficiency retrofits to their homes; support EnerGuide home evaluations and provide expert advice to homeowners so they can begin to plan their retrofits; and, provide support for recruiting and training EnerGuide energy advisors to meet the increased demand and create new jobs in communities and cities across Canada.
We hope you will be able to join us in this webinar to learn more about the Greener Homes Initiative.
We are happy to announce the nomination of Laura Weil for the position of 2nd Vice-President on Fenestration Canada’s Executive Committee. Laura has years of experience on the Fenestration Canada Board of Directors and is excited about the opportunity.
“I am grateful for the fantastic support that Fenestration Canada has provided me over the years. I’ve travelled coast to coast with this incredible group of volunteers and collectively we have collaborated and strengthened the voice and recognition of our industry in Canada. I’m certain that unprecedented growth is just around the corner and I hope that as 2nd VP I can be integral in making this growth and change work for our members and the association. Thank you for your vote of confidence.”
“Laura has been a great supporter of our industry and has played a major role in changing the direction of our association. I look forward to working with her.” added Mike Bruno, President of the Board.
In addition to Laura being part of the Board of Directors, she has also been the Chair of the Events Committee for the past few years and has brought many positive changes to our events. We are looking forward to supporting her in this position so she can continue to use her leadership to bring positive change to our association.
Please visit NRCan’s website by clicking here for all the details that have been announced so far. We will update our website when we have more information.
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