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Getting serious about draftproofing your home

November 25, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Reep House Series is a monthly series of events that showcases the technology and displays at the Reep House for Sustainable Living and explores other ideas and options for living sustainably.

Learn to draftproof your home

The average Canadian home loses about 25% of its heat through drafts and air leakage. In fact, in older draftier homes the percentage may be even higher—up to 40% of the heat in these types of homes can being lost through drafts.

The good news is that it’s something that you can do yourself. It’s also a relatively small investment for the payback you’re going to get and is eligible for Home Reno Rebates.

Come to learn:

  • where to look for the leaks that are the most common, the most overlooked, and the most important to seal up
  • how to seal the different types of leaks found in your basement, attic, and living spaces
  • which materials are the best for sealing different types of leaks

Brendan SchaeferYour sustainable home guide is Brendan Schaefer. He is the Manager of the Reep House for Sustainable Living, and was the Lead Technician in our Great Draftproofing Crackdown project, helping homeowners to draft-proof their homes.

November 25

Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill St., Kitchener


  • Presentation / Tour: 1:30 p.m.
  • Open House 2:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Advance registration below is appreciated.


We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail and we have a bike rack.

It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St.

If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.

Our parking lot only has a few spaces so we have also arranged for parking at the Schneider Haus lot around the corner on Queen St.


November 25, 2017
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Reep House for Sustainable Living
20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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