Monday, December 5, 2011
Home energy efficiency upgrades made easy
Lower your engery bills, access government rebates, improve the comfort of your home and reduce its environmental footprint with the City of Vancouver's Greenest City 2020 Home Energy Loan Program.
The program offers loasn ranging from $4,000 to $16,000 to cover the cost of select engery efficiency upgrades. The loans, administered by Vancity, will be offered at a low, fixed interest rate over a 10 - year amortization period, allowing affordable, predictable payments over the life of the loan.
In addition to the fianancing, the HOme Engergy Loan Program helps simplify the process by connecting you to experts, helping you access up to $9,300 in rebates, and offering guidance and support.
Eligible upgrades include high - efficiency furnaces, and hot water tanks, air - to air heat pumps, insulation , and weatherization.
Buildings in Vancouver, including homes, contribute an estimated 55 per cent of Vancouver's greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions ( gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and contribue to climate change). The City is aming to reduce GHG imissions city wide by one third by 2020.
Making energy efficiency upgrades to single family homes and duplexes could save approximately 90,000 tons fo GHGs by 2020. That wuld be like permanently removing 2,000 cars from Vancouver's roads. Homeowners like you can help Vancouver reach its goal by becoming the world's greenest city by 2020 by making your home more energy efficient.
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