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					                       Key actions needed to address
                       energy poverty

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver      Energy Conservation
Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region

Hamilton Green
Venture
                        Presented by Jordan Fysh
Elora Centre
for Environmental
Excellence
                        Green Venture
                        Wise Energy Program Coordinator
Waterloo Region
Green Solutions

Kingston’s
Hearthmakers


                        energy@greenventure.ca
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –
Thunder Bay



                        905-540-8787 x 19
Peterborough Green
Up

Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                       Green Venture

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES                Community based, not-for-profit
Toronto GreenSaver          organization
Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region       Operating in Hamilton for over 12 years
Hamilton Green             Office is housed in EcoHouse, a
                            demonstration home refitted to be
Venture


                            environmentally friendly
Elora Centre
for Environmental
Excellence

Waterloo Region
                             –   Tours Available on Saturdays
Green Solutions
                           Programs to address transportation,
Kingston’s
Hearthmakers                water, waste, green gardening, energy...
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –
                           We are the local service provider for
Thunder Bay                 Energy Efficiency Assistance Program for
Peterborough Green
Up
                            Houses
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                       Energy Efficiency Assistance
                       Program for Houses

PARTICIPATING
GREEN

                        Green Communities Canada
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver



                        Box 928, Peterborough
Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region

Hamilton Green


                        ON K9J 7A5
Venture

Elora Centre
for Environmental
Excellence

Waterloo Region
Green Solutions

Kingston’s
Hearthmakers
                          Tel: 705 745 7479
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –             Fax: 705 745 7294
Thunder Bay

Peterborough Green
Up
                          www.greencommunitiescanada.org
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                          A program of the Ontario Power Authority
                       Overview

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES
                           A service for lower-income households
                            Energy savings measures will be installed in
Toronto GreenSaver

Windfall Ecology
                        
Centre – York Region

Hamilton Green
                            qualifying homes
Venture
                           Objective is to reduce electricity consumption –
Elora Centre
for Environmental
Excellence
                            priority given to homes with electric heat
Waterloo Region
Green Solutions
                           Green Communities will deliver this service in 15 pilot
Kingston’s                  municipalities this year
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative
                           1,100 single family homes to benefit
EcoSuperior –
Thunder Bay
                           Pilot will run to September, 2007
Peterborough Green
Up
                           Funded by Ontario Power Authority and participating
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community             utilities
                       The Service

PARTICIPATING
GREEN

                            Qualifying homes
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver
                        
Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region        receive:
                                Comprehensive energy
Hamilton Green
Venture                     –
Elora Centre
for Environmental               audit
Excellence

Waterloo Region             –   In-home education on
                                efficient energy use
Green Solutions

Kingston’s

                                Direct Installation of „basic‟
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative          –
EcoSuperior –
Thunder Bay                     savings measures during
Peterborough Green
Up
                                audit
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                            –   Contractor Installation of
                                „extended‟ savings
                                measures
                       The ‘Basic’ measures

PARTICIPATING
GREEN

                            Compact fluorescent
COMMUNITIES
                        
Toronto GreenSaver

Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region
                            lamps (CFLs)
Hamilton Green
Venture                    Low-flow showerheads
Elora Centre
for Environmental           and aerators
Excellence

Waterloo Region
Green Solutions
                           Water heater insulation
Kingston’s
Hearthmakers
                            blankets
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –
Thunder Bay
                           Water heater pipe wrap
Peterborough Green
Up

Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                       Potential ‘Extended’ measures

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES
                           Refrigerator replacement
                            Refrigerator/freezer removal and
Toronto GreenSaver
                        
Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region        disposal
                            DHW fuel switch from electric to
Hamilton Green
Venture                 
Elora Centre
for Environmental
                            gas
                            Draftproofing and insulation
Excellence
                        
Waterloo Region
Green Solutions
                             –   Attic
Kingston’s
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative
                             –   Walls
EcoSuperior –                –   Basement
Thunder Bay

Peterborough Green
                             –   Crawlspace and exposed floors
Up
                           Drain water heat recovery
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                       The Benefits

PARTICIPATING
GREEN

                            For occupants
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver
                        
Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region        –   Lower energy use, lower bills
Hamilton Green
Venture
                            –   More comfortable home
Elora Centre


                            For utilities and province
for Environmental
Excellence
                        
Waterloo Region


                                Avoided cost of new generation, T & D
Green Solutions

Kingston’s
                            –
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –
                            –   Lower arrears, credit & collection savings
Thunder Bay

Peterborough Green
Up
                           For everyone
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community             –   Reduced greenhouse gases, cleaner
                                environment
                       Eligibility Criteria

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver       Single family home
Windfall Ecology


                         Rental or owner-occupied
Centre – York Region

Hamilton Green
Venture



                         Household pays electricity bill
Elora Centre
for Environmental
Excellence




                         Household benefits from income-based
Waterloo Region
Green Solutions

Kingston’s


                          assistance program, or total household
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –


                          annual income is less than threshold
Thunder Bay

Peterborough Green
Up

Lanark and Leeds
Green Community           amount
                       Income Eligibility

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver
                         Qualifying social assistance programs:
Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region
                          -   Ontario Works
Hamilton Green
Venture
                          -   Ontario Disability Support Program
Elora Centre
for Environmental
                          -   Guaranteed Income Supplement
Excellence

Waterloo Region
                          -   Allowance for Seniors
Green Solutions

Kingston’s
                          -   Allowance for the Survivor
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative        -   National Child Benefit Supplement
EcoSuperior –
Thunder Bay               -   or
Peterborough Green
Up                       Household income threshold:
                              $32,000+$2,500 for every additional occupant
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community           -
                       The Process

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES
                           The Application
Toronto GreenSaver

Windfall Ecology
                            –   Participant submits application directly to local Green
Centre – York Region
                                Community or is assisted by referral partners
Hamilton Green
Venture

Elora Centre
                           The Energy Audit
for Environmental
Excellence                  –   Auditor inspects house, small measures direct install,
Waterloo Region
Green Solutions
                                develops retrofit plan, provides advice/education
Kingston’s
Hearthmakers
                           The Work
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –
                            –   Trained crews and contractors complete retrofit measures
                            The Follow -up
Thunder Bay

Peterborough Green
                        
Up

Lanark and Leeds
                            –   Supervisor confirms work has been completed satisfactorily
Green Community
                       Marketing materials

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver

Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region

Hamilton Green
Venture

Elora Centre
for Environmental
Excellence

Waterloo Region
Green Solutions

Kingston’s
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –
Thunder Bay

Peterborough Green
Up

Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                       Local Contacts

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES
                           Toronto Green$aver       (416) 203 3106
Toronto GreenSaver

Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region
                           York Region Windfall     (905) 303 3411
Hamilton Green
Venture
                           Hamilton Green Venture   (905) 540 8787
Elora Centre
for Environmental          Elora Centre (ECEE)      (519) 846 0841
Excellence

Waterloo Region
Green Solutions
                           Waterloo Region (WRGS)   (519) 744 9799
Kingston’s
Hearthmakers
                           EcoSuperior TBay         (807) 624 2140
                            Hearthmakers Kingston    (613) 547 8122
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –
                        
Thunder Bay

Peterborough Green
Up
                           Lanark Leeds             (613) 283 9500
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                           Peterborough Green Up    (705) 745 3238
                       Progress to date

PARTICIPATING
GREEN

                            Auditing software designed and developed
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver
                        

                            On-line program management database
Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region
                        
Hamilton Green
Venture

Elora Centre
                            going live in June
for Environmental
Excellence

Waterloo Region
                           Insulation and draftproofing contractors
                            signed up in all regions
Green Solutions

Kingston’s
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –
Thunder Bay
                           Fridge replacement and drainwater heat
Peterborough Green
Up
                            recovery supplier contracts in place
                            18 auditors trained
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                        
                       Progress to date…2

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver
                           Marketing partnerships in place with social
Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region
                            service agencies, local charities, food banks
Hamilton Green
Venture
                            and more
Elora Centre
for Environmental
Excellence
                           3 LDCs signed on as new funders in May
Waterloo Region
Green Solutions             –   Hydro One
Kingston’s
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative
                            –   Guelph Hydro
EcoSuperior –
Thunder Bay
                            –   Centre Wellington Hydro
Peterborough Green
Up
                            –   All providing extra funds for deeper retrofits and
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                                marketing help
                       Stats…

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver       Roughly 400 applicants to date
Windfall Ecology


                         Over 200 eligible (many not electrically
Centre – York Region

Hamilton Green
Venture

Elora Centre
for Environmental
Excellence
                          heated)
                         ~100 audits completed to date
Waterloo Region
Green Solutions

Kingston’s


                         Retrofits underway in ~50 houses
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –
Thunder Bay

Peterborough Green
Up
                            –   Mostly draftproofing, attic insulation,
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community                 basement insulation, fridge replacements
                       More stats…

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES

Toronto GreenSaver
                           Based on review of first 65 audits:
Windfall Ecology            –   spending on measures per house ~$1,200 (less
Centre – York Region

Hamilton Green
                                than expected so far)
Venture

Elora Centre
                            –   Average kWh savings expected: ~2,200
for Environmental
Excellence                  –   Average bill savings per house: ~$260/y or
Waterloo Region
Green Solutions                 $5,200 over 20 years
Kingston’s
Hearthmakers                –   Average electric ratepayer savings per house:
Energy Cooperative

EcoSuperior –
                                ~$1500 lifetime
Thunder Bay

Peterborough Green
                           This is from a small sample; results may be
Up

Lanark and Leeds
                            different by later in the program
Green Community
                       Local Status

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES
                           Green Venture services Hamilton, Brant, Norfolk,
                            Haldimand, and Niagara
Toronto GreenSaver

Windfall Ecology
Centre – York Region

Hamilton Green             We are auditing 225 homes in these areas and 143
                            houses will receive “extended measures”
Venture

Elora Centre
for Environmental
Excellence
                           Many gas heated houses in our area have applied
                            but few electrically heated house have
Waterloo Region
Green Solutions

Kingston’s
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative         This program has a focus on electric heat
EcoSuperior –
Thunder Bay                We need to find eligible electrically heated customers
Peterborough Green
Up

Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                       Next steps

PARTICIPATING
GREEN
COMMUNITIES
                          Big marketing push needed in next month (referrals
                           welcome!)
Toronto GreenSaver

Windfall Ecology

                           More targeted marketing needed
Centre – York Region

Hamilton Green
                       
Venture
                            –   Finding electrically heated low income houses where
Elora Centre
for Environmental
Excellence
                                occupants pay the bill a challenge so far
Waterloo Region
Green Solutions
                          Improved market coverage needed
Kingston’s
                            –   We cannot serve social housing, although many contact us
Hearthmakers
Energy Cooperative
                                – the program available to them is less comprehensive
EcoSuperior –               –   Small gas LDC budgets for low income should be integrated
Thunder Bay
                                with OPA program so families can apply and get service
Peterborough Green
Up                              regardless of fuel source
Lanark and Leeds
Green Community
                            –   Provincial funds needed to serve those few on other fuels
                                (oil, wood, propane)

				
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