The governments of Canada and Nunavut announce investments in energy efficiency upgrades that help residents save energy and money

By District Energy posted 09-10-2018 11:25


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GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Nunavut are working together to take action on climate change, helping residents save money while they improve energy efficiency.

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced a federal investment of almost $12 million that will go toward energy efficiency retrofits for Nunavut's public housing and the installation of new district heating systems in the communities of Sanikiluaqand Taloyoak.

Under the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, Nunavut is eligible to receive $31 million for programs that reduce carbon pollution and strengthen the economy.

Through the Nunavut Housing Corporation, housing retrofits will include new insulation, weather stripping, window and door replacements, as well as hot-water tank and furnace upgrades. These projects will result in improved air quality and reduced maintenance costs, and they will extend the lives of almost 1000 housing units.

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