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Are you a homeowner looking to improve the energy performance of your character or heritage home? Learn about common issues, best practices, and available grants and resources with our informative virtual Steps for Sustainability sessions hosted by industry professionals. 

Recordings from past VHF virtual Steps for Sustainability sessions are available. A link will be sent for each virtual event following your purchase and the video will be available for viewing on YouTube up to a month after your purchase. 

December 10, 2020 – Historical Windows and Doors
Older homes and buildings often have lots of potential to improve energy efficiency. Keri Briggs, General Manager of Vintage Woodworks, discussed some common issues with historic windows and share ways to decrease heat loss, improve performance and comfort. Keri shared how traditional historic windows in older homes were originally crafted, and how we can work with that craft tradition to make homes more comfortable and energy efficient.

Eyes are the window to the soul, and windows are the eyes of the house, they often define the character of an older home. They are also often the first target for replacement when pursuing energy efficiency goals, and are difficult to reinstate once gone. However, the issues that lead to their removal can often be remediated while maintaining the character of the home. Drafts, sticking sashes, cracked glass and missing storms are all addressed in this informative 1-hour chat, relevant for homeowners and professionals looking to improve the energy performance of an older home.

November 25, 2021 - Heat Pumps

As homeowners take steps to make their existing home more comfortable and reduce their carbon footprint, heat pumps can be an excellent option for character and heritage homes. Incentives and grants, including the Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant and the Canada Greener Homes Grant, can make the switch to heat pumps that much easier. Drawing on his experience retrofitting homes, Scott Miller from Energy 1 Design explored the options for heat pumps in older homes and discuss the potential benefits and challenges. This informative talk is relevant to homeowners looking to improve the energy performance of character and heritage homes.

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