West Bolton SNAP is developing its first Home Retrofit Program with assistance from a grant obtained from the Government of Ontario.
The Government of Ontario has awarded a grant to SNAP (Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan program) for the design and implementation of a Home Retrofit Program in West Bolton. The project will test methods of increasing the number of suburban households undertaking Home Energy Retrofits with the aim of reducing residential energy consumption and the resulting GHG emissions. Evaluation of the program design and implementation will be conducted by graduate students in the Hoicka Energy Research Lab at York University.
The Home Retrofit Program will be launched in spring 2018 and will use locally targeted marketing, community events, and face-to-face Home Retrofit Consultations to engage households in West Bolton. Findings related to the experiences and behaviours of the participants will help inform future approaches to reducing household GHG emissions in other Ontario communities.
SNAP aims to accelerate the implementation of environmental improvements and urban renewal at the neighbourhood scale. It takes an integrated approach to overcome urban retrofit challenges and address a broad range of objectives with locally tailored solutions.
This project is funded in part by proceeds from the Government of Ontario’s carbon market, as part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan. The action plan and carbon market work together to support innovative initiatives that provide residents and businesses with more choices to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and save money.
For more information about the West Bolton SNAP project, please click HERE.