NAIMA Canada applauds renewal of Canadian ecoEnergy Retrofit-Homes program
July 13, 2011 - NAIMA (North American Insulation Manufacturers Association) Canada is applauding the federal government’s decision to extend the ecoEnergy program, which helps to provide energy efficiency-related incentives for homeowners.
By Alyssa Dalton
Calling the renewal a “win-win situation that assists overall economic growth in Canada and helps save money for individual homeowners,” the association says the program has been very popular, with “thousands of Canadian households receiving incentive payments to offset the cost of energy saving retrofits.”
“Originally announced in the March 2011 Budget, extending the ecoEnergy program to March 31, 2012 is a useful step and of valuable assistance to energy-conscious homeowners,” said Stephen Koch, executive director of NAIMA Canada. “We saw significant interest from homeowners who used the earlier version of ecoEnergy to insulate themselves against higher heating and cooling bills.”
The government’s commitment to provide up to $5,000 per household recognizes the positive impact individuals can make on reducing their GHG emissions and improving their homes’ comfort and affordability when given the tools, continued the association.
NAIMA Canada is an association for North American manufacturers of fibre glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products doing business in Canada.