Retrofit Halton Hills Pilot Program

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Program Background:

In support of the Town’s climate emergency declaration and Council’s net-zero by 2030 target, the Climate Change & Asset Management division is working with Dunsky Energy Consulting to develop a home energy retrofit program, Retrofit Halton Hills.

This program will target deep energy retrofits in the residential sector [which is the second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Town], through the use of Local Improvement Charges (LICs) as a financing mechanism to encourage homeowners to implement retrofits.

The LICs regulation is an existing tool available under the Municipal Act, 2001. This tool can be a financing mechanism to give homeowners access to the upfront capital cost to complete energy retrofits. The amount is paid back through the homeowner’s property tax payment, often for the same term as the lifespan of the work. However, the payment “runs with the land” and stays with the property. If the homeowner moves before the retrofit is completed, the new homeowner will take over the payment, along with the benefit of the retrofit.

Retrofit Halton Hills Pilot Program:

The Town will initiate the Retrofit Halton Hills Pilot program in early 2022. The pilot will provide loans for implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to 15-20 homeowners. Stay tuned to this page in the new year for more details about Retrofit HH and how to apply.






Survey Results

Here's a summary of the 200 responses to our survey asking homeowners to share their experiences with home energy improvements:


The survey responses were used to help inform the pilot program design before the official launch.

If you would like to see full survey results or have any questions about the survey or the program, feel free to contact the Town staff with comments or questions via the "Ask the Town".










More about Retrofit Halton Hills


Program Background:

In support of the Town’s climate emergency declaration and Council’s net-zero by 2030 target, the Climate Change & Asset Management division is working with Dunsky Energy Consulting to develop a home energy retrofit program, Retrofit Halton Hills.

This program will target deep energy retrofits in the residential sector [which is the second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Town], through the use of Local Improvement Charges (LICs) as a financing mechanism to encourage homeowners to implement retrofits.

The LICs regulation is an existing tool available under the Municipal Act, 2001. This tool can be a financing mechanism to give homeowners access to the upfront capital cost to complete energy retrofits. The amount is paid back through the homeowner’s property tax payment, often for the same term as the lifespan of the work. However, the payment “runs with the land” and stays with the property. If the homeowner moves before the retrofit is completed, the new homeowner will take over the payment, along with the benefit of the retrofit.

Retrofit Halton Hills Pilot Program:

The Town will initiate the Retrofit Halton Hills Pilot program in early 2022. The pilot will provide loans for implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to 15-20 homeowners. Stay tuned to this page in the new year for more details about Retrofit HH and how to apply.






Survey Results

Here's a summary of the 200 responses to our survey asking homeowners to share their experiences with home energy improvements:


The survey responses were used to help inform the pilot program design before the official launch.

If you would like to see full survey results or have any questions about the survey or the program, feel free to contact the Town staff with comments or questions via the "Ask the Town".










More about Retrofit Halton Hills


  • CLOSED: Our initial survey has concluded and we are currently compiling the information received. Thank you to all who took the time to provide input; the survey results will be uploaded to this page once completed. Additionally, the survey responses will be used to help inform the pilot program design before the official launch.

    Respondents who will complete this survey must be homeowners who live in a single-family home (detached, attached, duplex or row/townhome.)

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