This page contains educational resources to help you make your home more energy efficient. Through small changes, you can reduce your home’s energy footprint. Whether you live in an apartment, condominium or house, there are things you can do to help lower your carbon footprint.
The resources below are designed to help you make informed decisions. If you are looking for a contractor to help with your home energy efficiency journey, check out our Contractors List as a starting point.
Getting My Home to Net Zero: Part 2
Even greater comfort plus amazing energy and greenhouse gas emissions savings with a cold climate heat pump Our household is on a mission to cut
Getting My Home to Net Zero: Part 1
The goal is a net zero energy home: a home in which annual renewable energy from rooftop solar panels can offset our total annual energy use for all operations in the home.
Could my home go net zero?
Written by Heather McDiarmid The Bottom Line: The climate crisis threatens the future well-being of my kids Waterloo Region has committed to reducing greenhouse gas
Air sealing and insulation
How to insulate your basement
This is Lesson 4 of our informal online course: Home Energy 101. All lessons by Philip Drader. After you’ve resolved any moisture issues in your basement, you can
Preparing your attic for insulation
Lesson 2 of an informal online course: Home Energy 101. by Philip Drader. In this lesson, we’re going to talk about preparing your attic for insulation.
Reep House for Sustainable Living
The Reep House is a deep retrofit of a single-family century home that was completed in 2010. While it has been closed for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is normally open for tours. Many of the upgrades needed to make your home energy efficient — such as insulation, heat pumps and smart lighting systems — are on display.