Launching January 2023: Enhanced rebates through a new partnership with Enbridge Gas and Canada's Greener Homes Grant.

2023 Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) Program

Structuring Retrofits Between 2007 and 2020 almost 30,000 houses were rated using the EnerGuide Rating System in Hamilton. 90% of these houses also completed a post-retrofit energy evaluation to capture the savings from the energy conservation upgrades or renovations that were completed. From what we have seen, energy-efficient houses are increasing in numbers as more…

Infographic that includes Winterproofing upgrades

Winterproofing Program Round-Up

Draft proofing (air sealing) and insulation are crucial elements to incorporate when making a building more energy efficient. Installing a more efficient furnace or heat pump without dealing with the building envelope, for example, may not provide the savings you had initially planned for.  Insulation prevents heat transfer from in and out of a home…

Smart Thermostat mounted on a wall

Heat Pump Technology

Heat pump technology is real and it will save you thousands of dollars over time when compared to conventional heating and cooling equipment Resources To Review: The Ontario Clean Air Alliances’ Heat Pump Calculator Full economic analysis  European adoption: which countries are adopting heat pump technology? Making the switch Guide to buying the best heat…

Review of Hamilton’s Climate Change Action Strategy Implementation Resources and Governance

On Tuesday, August 8, 2022 City of Hamilton staff will be presenting Hamilton’s Climate Action Strategy Implementation Resources and Governance. This includes the Recharge Hamilton, a plan to help Hamilton achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and Climate Change Impact Adaptation Plan to help create a more resilient Hamilton in the face of climate change.…

The background image is of blue solar panels with many white wind turbines behind them under a blue sky. On a gray rectangle on top of the background, there is some text and a few images of youth outdoors making smoothies, riding a bike, and sitting at a table having a conversation. There is a green lightbulb icon at the top of the gray rectangle, with text underneath reading “Green Venture’s Young Environmental Professionals". Then, underneath the pictures, the text reads “ Youth Stewardship & Professional Skills Program. Energize for Climate Change." To the right of the image, the text reads, "Register by June 29th! Begins July 11. EcoHouse, 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton. www.GreenVenture.ca/For-Youth". To the left of the images, text reads "Free Youth Program. Participants will: Earn volunteer hours. Collaborate on youth-led stewardship projects. Receive a certificate." On the far right on another gray rectangle, this, there are logos of the Hamilton Community Foundation, Green Venture, Conserver Society of Hamilton & District, and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation to highlight the sponsors and partners of this program.

Volunteer Opportunity: Youth Stewardship and Professional Skills Program!

The Education Team at Green Venture is excited to announce our summer session of our Youth Stewardship & Professional Skills Program (YSP)! Through the YSP Program, Hamilton high school students develop transferable professional skills, earn volunteer hours, and gain knowledge of environmental issues.   Rethink! to Reduce Waste The theme from the most recent YSP…

Circles with faces of new employees

Amir, Lukas, Tony and You.

Our Capacity is Growing We are gearing up for a busy season of home energy evaluations, and we’re excited to introduce our energy advisor trainees. Their role will consist of supporting homeowners that participate in the Greener Homes Grant & the Home Efficiency Rebate programs.  Our latest trainees bring together building science and home inspection…

Fall Into Energy Savings

As fall’s dazzling colours come and go, we know it’s time to prepare for shorter days and dropping temperatures. Below are some cost-free tips to help you worry less about your energy consumption at home and enjoy the beauty this season has to offer.  Your home’s thermostat: Sweater weather is here! Running your heating system…