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Foorhills Neighbourhood
Pilot Project in Vernon BC

Clean Energy Neighbourhoods

HOME ENERGY RETROFITS TAKING PLACE MAY 2024 - SEPTEMBER 2024 
Ready to reduce your home’s carbon emissions by 85-100%?

HomeZero Collective is presently retrofitting 11 homes in the Foothills and East Hill neighbourhoods in Vernon. Highlights from the pilot project will be posted on our website starting mid-June 2024.

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“Through projects like the HomeZero Collective Society’s home retrofitting pilot project in the city of Vernon, B.C., we are helping Canadians switch to sustainable practices and make their homes more energy-efficient.” 

– The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Foothills Neighourhod
Pilot Project in Vernon BC

Clean Energy Neighbourhoods

SIGN UP AUGUST 8 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2023
Ready to reduce your home’s carbon emissions by 85-100%?

HomeZero Collective is presently retrofitting 11 homes in the Foothills and East Hill neighbourhoods in Vernon. Highlights from the pilot project will be posted on our website starting mid-June 2024.

Application deadline was September 30, 2023. Submissions are now closed.

Foothills / Easthill 

HomeZero Collective is making it faster, easier and more affordable for neighbourhoods across the City of Vernon, BC to switch to clean energy.

For example: Your current heating and electricity costs are $325/month on an annualized basis.

$325

After the renewable energy retrofit your costs drop to $40 per month, you are protected from rising energy costs, and your emissions drop by 85-100%. 

$40

Savings: $285 /month
Use the savings to pay off your retrofit. Once paid off, you will save thousands of dollars a year.

$285

How it works

HomeZero Collective is making it faster, easier and more affordable for neighbourhoods across the City of Vernon, BC to switch to clean energy.

How it works

Your current heating 

and electricity costs $325/ per month:

$325

After the renewable energy retrofit the costs drop to $40 per month: 

$40

Savings: $285 /month
Use the savings to pay off your retrofit.

$285

How it works

HomeZero Collective is making it faster, easier and more affordable for neighbourhoods across the City of Vernon, BC to switch to clean energy.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Our Specialties

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2. Programs reduce cost

The following programs will dramatically reduce the cost of your home's clean energy retrofit:

  • $10,000 - $30,000 HomeZero subsidy

  • $5,000 - $11,000 government rebates

  • Interest free Greener Homes Loan of up to $40,000

3. Clean energy retrofit

Your home will be retrofitted by our industry leading partner Okanagan Geothermal. It will be heated and cooled by a geothermal or air source heat pump that uses clean energy. Solar panels will generate electricity and you are protected from rising energy costs, carbon tax, and your emissions drop by 85-100%.

4. Savings payoff loan

Your utility bills drop to $40/month. Use the $285 in savings to pay off your interest free Greener Homes Loan sponsored by Natural Resources Canada. This loan has a 10 year term.

5. Annual savings $2500+

After your Greener Homes Loan is paid off in 10 years, you will save $2,500 to $4,000 on an annual basis. Celebrate and use those savings to buy an electric vehicle and reduce emissions even further. Together we can make a big difference!

This survey on Homeowner Perspectives is a collaboration between Okanagan College and HomeZero Collective

Questions or Concerns?

Rest assured your responses are confidential. Your personal details won't be shared. Feel free to contact us at sfenwick@okanagan.bc.ca if you have any questions or concerns. Let Your Voice Shape the Future!

Why Participate?

To share your thoughts and help us understand what matters most to homeowners. The online survey is simple and won't take much of your time—around 10 minutes. Your input can contribute to initiatives that promote sustainable practices in our community.

Your Voice Matters!

We want to hear from homeowners like you! Our survey is all about understanding what you think and feel about making your home more energy-efficient. Your insights can help shape better plans for a greener and more sustainable future.

“Through projects like the HomeZero Collective Society’s home retrofitting pilot project in the city of Vernon, B.C., we are helping Canadians switch to sustainable practices and make their homes more energy-efficient.” 

– The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

How It Works

HomeZero Collective is making it faster, easier and more affordable for neighbourhoods across the City of Vernon, BC to switch to clean energy.

1. Your current bill 

Your home uses natural gas for space and water heating. Your current heating and electricity costs are, for example, $325/month* on an annualized basis.

2. Programs reduce cost

The following programs will dramatically reduce the cost of your home's clean energy retrofit:

  • $10,000 - $30,000 HomeZero subsidy

  • $5,000 - $11,000 government rebates

  • Interest free Greener Homes Loan of up to $40,000
     

3. Clean energy retrofit

Your home will be retrofitted by our industry leading partner Okanagan Geothermal. It will be heated and cooled by a geothermal or air source heat pump that uses clean energy. Solar panels will generate electricity and you are protected from rising energy costs, carbon tax, and your emissions drop by 85-100%.

4. Savings payoff loan

Your utility bills drop to $40/month.* Use the $285 in savings to pay off your interest free Greener Homes Loan sponsored by Natural Resources Canada. This loan has a 10 year term.

5. Annual savings $2500+

After your Greener Homes Loan is paid off in 10 years, you will save $2,500 to $4,000* on an annual basis. Celebrate and use those savings to buy an electric vehicle and reduce emissions even further. Together we can make a big difference!

* This is an illustrative example. Actual costs and savings will vary based on your current energy usage, the amount of solar power that can be generated from your roof, your home's energy efficiency level, among other conditions. 

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In-Person

Join us in-person at the Vernon library to learn about the pilot project, the financial and environmental benefits, and how you can participate.

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Online 

Or sign-up for a Zoom session and join your neighbours

from the comfort of your home.

Learn more and get started at one of our upcoming information sessions.

Let us know if you'll be attending! 

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Learn about the pilot project

If you've been considering switching to clean energy, this is a rare opportunity to benefit from additional funding and support!

Have you been waiting for a project that makes it easy and affordable to switch to clean energy?

HomeZero Collective is a Vernon non-profit that has developed a unique neighbourhood approach to clean energy retrofits. Embarking on this exciting process as a group means lower costs, faster delivery and quality assurance. Plus, our team has taken care of all the coordination for you.  
 
With funding and support from the Green Municipal Fund and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), and with our industry-leading partner, Okanagan Geothermal, we're thrilled to launch our pilot.
 
This September 2023 to February 2024, up to 15 homes in the abundantly sunny Foothills and East Hill neighbourhoods will make the switch to green energy systems such as air-source and geothermal heat pumps, solar panels and more. 

 

Of course, this is just the start as we scale and create roadmaps for other neighbourhoods and communities across Vernon, and even Canada.

Clean energy neighbourhood pilot participants benefit from the chance to access green home technology, guidance and funds even faster: 

Financing

$10,000 to $30,000 subsidy above a no-interest Greener Homes Loan of up to $40,000, repayable over 10 years, as well as further Provincial and Federal rebates.

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Support

Coordination and support at every step from the HomeZero Collective team as you choose your retrofit package, apply for grants and rebates, and get ready to welcome Okanagan Geothermal. 

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Climate Action

The chance to be a part of something meaningful--with instant carbon emissions reduction of 85-100% and the opportunity to inspire others. 

How It Works

Discover below the details of the project and what to anticipate throughout the journey.

Okanagan Landing Neighbourhood
PILOT

HomeZero's innovative and efficient neighbourhood retrofit model allows you to switch to clean energy as a group. 

Alexis Park Neighbourhood
PROCESS

You will get support from the HomeZero staff who will guide you from the the initial information session right through to your post-retrofit evaluation. 

Okanagan Landing Neighbourhood
RETROFIT PACKAGES

The HomeZero team will help you choose the clean energy package that best fits your needs.

News and Updates

10 to 15 homes retrofitted in the Okanagan region (B.C.) as part of a pilot project with support from the Government of Canada and FCM

Vernon, British Columbia – By helping Canadians upgrade their homes to be more energy-efficient, the Government of Canada, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are helping tackle climate change, create good jobs and reduce monthly bills. 

Pilot Launches to Help Vernon Neighbourhoods Switch to Clean Energy

Up to 15 residents could receive a $10,000-$30,000 subsidy + financing to make homes more efficient, reduce emissions by 85-100%.

Project sparks switch to clean energy in Vernon neighbourhoods

Up to 15 residents in the Foothills and East Hill could receive a $10,000-$30,000 subsidy, financing.

Program helps Vernon neighbourhoods switch to clean energy

A Vernon non-profit is looking for up to 15 homeowners in the city’s East Hill and Foothills neighbourhoods to take part in a clean energy retrofit pilot.

News and Updates

10 to 15 homes retrofitted in the Okanagan region (B.C.) as part of a pilot project with support from the Government of Canada and FCM

Vernon, British Columbia – By helping Canadians upgrade their homes to be more energy-efficient, the Government of Canada, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are helping tackle climate change, create good jobs and reduce monthly bills. 

FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES

Pilot Launches to Help Vernon Neighbourhoods Switch to Clean Energy

Up to 15 residents could receive a $10,000-$30,000 subsidy + financing to make homes more efficient, reduce emissions by 85-100%.

HOME ZERO COLLECTIVE

Project sparks switch to clean energy in Vernon neighbourhoods

Up to 15 residents in the Foothills and East Hill could receive a $10,000-$30,000 subsidy, financing.

VERNON MORNING STAR

Program helps Vernon neighbourhoods switch to clean energy

A Vernon non-profit is looking for up to 15 homeowners in the city’s East Hill and Foothills neighbourhoods to take part in a clean energy retrofit pilot.

VERNON MATTERS

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