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1 Home Energy Efficiency and Conservation: Call to Action July 23, 2015 Dave Blake and David Wood REEP Green Solutions

2 Today s Agenda Background Understanding where you are: Energy Usage EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluations REEP House for Sustainable Living Call to Action: Building Envelope Do-it-Yourself Maintenance Tips What s Next? Home Energy Catalyst

3 REEP Green Solutions Vision We believe by acting today, we can leave our children a community that is more resilient, vibrant, caring and sustainable.

4 Our Community Carbon Footprint 3.6 million tonnes CO 2 e in Waterloo Region in 2010 Five focus areas:

5 Why reach out to homeowners through the workplace/organization? 22% emissions from Residential Sector Local level of action required Lack of incentives from the provincial or federal governments today Working with employees from the same business will allow for community building and encouragement

6 Understanding where you are: What is your energy consumption in cubic metres or kwh? How healthy is your home? Where do you go to see renovation options to consider for your home?

7 Electricity Consumption and Conservation What is your consumption? Time of day rate changes Phantom Load How much is a KWh?* Iron 11 shirts Surf the web for 5 hours Bake one birthday cake * Source: Ontario Long Term Energy Plan pg 25

8 Household Electricity Consumption.

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10 Clean and Defrost

11 Electricity Saving Scenarios Lighting: Incandescent vs. CFL and LED lighting Wattage Hours/day Monthly kwh Annual kwh Cost of upgrade Annual cost Savings Pay back Current Lighting Incandescent $ Lighting Upgrades CFL $ 5.00 $ 4.47 $ LED $ $ 2.57 $

12 Energy Use in a Typical House 2% 4% 14% 17% 63% Space Heating Water Heating Appliances Lighting Space Cooling Data for 2008 Report dated January Source: NRCan: Residential Secondary Energy Use by Energy Source and End Use.

13 EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluations Third-party expert recommendations to improve your home energy efficiency

14 EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluations A home energy blueprint Homeowners learn how to: Save energy and money Improve home comfort Reduce environmental impact Increase Home Value

15 Computer modeling identifies your potential energy savings

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17 REEP House for Sustainable Living 20 Mill Street, Kitchener

18 REEP House for Sustainable Living 20 Mill Street, Kitchener Green Renovation Open House Saturdays from Noon - 4 pm Seasonal workshops Check our website

19 Agenda Background Understanding where you are: EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluations Call to Action: Building Envelope Do-it-Yourself Maintenance Tips Getting Started

20 Call to Action: Start with your building envelope Insulation Draft-proofing Ventilation Heating System Water Heating Windows

21 Goal: Net Zero Homes Target EnerGuide Rating of Generate Energy on-site / near site to get to net zero 6 Install Solar PV on south facing roof 2 Attic Insulation R50 or better 3 Air Leakage target 5 Wall Insulation R24 or better 1 Basement Insulation R % efficient furnace with ECM fan Where do you start? 4 Heat Recovery Ventilator 1 air change every 3 hours Tankless Water Heater

22 Home Assistance Program Delivery of Energy Efficient Measures to Income Eligible Participants Heating and Cooling Incentive Coupons

23 EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluations Qualify for grants/rebates that are available including Union Gas Home Reno Rebate

24 Do-it-Yourself Water conservation and water energy savings Install high efficiency shower heads and faucet aerators Insulate hot water pipes Install a high efficiency toilet Install a programmable thermostat It does NOT take more energy to re-heat your house than it takes to keep it warm set your air conditioning to a higher temperature. Plant a deciduous tree on the south side of your house Provides shade and reduces solar gains in summer, lets sun heat your house in winter

25 Maintenance Tips Replace your furnace filter Tune your oil furnace annually Install your storm windows in the fall Clean gutters and ensure downspouts discharge away from your house Turn off the pilot light on your gas fireplace

26 Call to Action #1 Familiarize yourself with your utility bills Connect with your utility and see if you can understand your consumption better Meter electrical consumers that you have at home Understand the time of day rate differences Shift consumption from the peak time periods

27 Call to Action #2 Inventory and replace all old light bulbs with LED/CFL s Go room by room until you are done Coupons found here ant-rebates/printable-coupons-(1).aspx

28 Call to Action #3 Understand your building envelope Book an EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluation Determine what you can do to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient Build a plan to move to move your EnerGuide rating up by 10 or 20 points

29 Home Energy Catalyst Project launch - September Retrofit Coach Guide Homeowners to make deep energy retrofits Identify contractors to work with Provide info on incentives Targeting homeowners by March 31, 2016 Financing Solution Creation of a financing solution for homeowners to access

30 What s Next? Sign up for our Newsletter Engage with a CEA Watch for more info on Home Energy Catalyst Looking for more info

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