City Partners with efficiencyPEI

City Partners with efficiencyPEI on Energy Neighbourhood Project
Posted on 08/28/2019
The City of Charlottetown and efficiencyPEI have partnered to roll out a neighbourhood energy pilot project called Better Homes Neighbourhood Energy Project (BHNEP).

The pilot project will focus on one Charlottetown neighbourhood and residents in the selected area will receive a letter inviting them to participate in the program. Residents who choose to participate will receive a free energy audit, some small scale efficiency upgrades for their home, and a one-on-one consultation with an energy consultant to review options for improving the efficiency of their home and reducing their energy costs.

“Reducing energy consumption and creating a greener community is one of the City’s goals,” said City of Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “It is important for us to put the tools and resources in place and offer projects like this that bring residents together around some common sustainability goals.”

Participants will be asked to provide pre-and post-utility data that would be used in education and awareness campaigns to demonstrate the impact of energy efficiency interventions at a single-home and at a neighbourhood level.

“We have been working diligently to meet the goals and targets in the Community Energy Plan and this pilot program aims to increase efficiency and provide meaningful data,” said Councillor Terry MacLeod, Chair of the City’s Environment and Sustainability Committee. “We wanted to engage residents on a neighborhood level for the added positive impacts that community building can have on individuals and the community as a whole.”

Following the completion of this pilot program, the City of Charlottetown and efficiencyPEI will review the data collected and discuss ideas for a future program with the potential for expansion into other areas.

"Helping Islanders to make their homes more comfortable and affordable is important," said Mike Proud, Senior Manager at efficiencyPEI. "Energy efficiency upgrades can help achieve both of these things while having a positive impact on the environment - one neighbourhood at a time."

For more information contact Sustainability at 902-566-5548.