EnerGuide For Houses Cancelled
Reep program cancelled
EnerGuide for Houses -
UW-supported EnerGuide for Houses program cancelled
Funding for a national program to reduce home energy use
was cancelled abruptly by the federal government in
mid-May. With just a day's notice, staff at Waterloo
Region's Residential Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) were
told to stop conducting home energy audits.
Waterloo Region's EnerGuide for Houses program, which is
continuing with the support of local partners, has been
one of the most successful in Canada and has led to:
- 2,400 tonnes of CO2 reductions annually;
- an estimated $700,000 in energy savings every year for
- $3-5 million in local spending on building materials and
- over $535,000 in federal grants received by our
- and valuable information for homeowners about home
health, safety and comfort
REEP uses Canada's EnerGuide for Houses service to help
reduce household greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging
Canadians to improve the level of energy efficiency in
their homes. Environmental Studies professors were key in
establishing and supporting the program in Waterloo
Following the federal cancellation, Manitoba, Quebec, and
New Brunswick announced that they will continue the
program there. Ontario is also interested, but there has
been no announcement yet, says Geography professor Paul
Parker, who is involved with REEP.
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