For Immediate Release
July 22, 2020
ClimateActionWR is a collaboration between local organizations, municipalities, and community members across Waterloo region, and is led by Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region. As part of their work developing Waterloo region’s long-term community Climate Action Strategy, they have received funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. With this funding, ClimateActionWR will provide the online, interactive MyHEAT platform for home and business owners in a select area, to access information about their building’s heat loss as part of a pilot project. The platform will be launched at the end of the summer and will help connect families and business/building owners in the pilot area with available resources to help reduce their carbon footprint and save money on their energy bills.
On the partnership, Sue Arndt, Plan Manager with ClimateActionWR said, “In 2015 (our last GHG inventory), 45% of Waterloo Region’s emissions came from energy consumption from homes and workplaces. In order to meet our long-term goal of an 80% greenhouse gas reduction by 2050, we need to start looking at solutions that will encourage individuals and organizations alike, to make energy-efficient upgrades to existing buildings. We are excited to be partnering with MyHEAT for this pilot project, to understand how visualizing heat loss can impact those behaviours.”
The new project with ClimateActionWR is adding to MyHEAT’s growing list of partnerships across North America to help advance energy efficiency initiatives. The innovative solution is helping organizations drive energy savings by making invisible heat loss issues more tangible to homeowners.
“We are grateful to be bringing the MyHEAT solution to the Waterloo Region to support local climate change efforts,” said Ian Maddock, MyHEAT’s Vice President of Business Development. “Our platform has been very successful at nudging consumers towards energy-saving actions and lowering household consumption. This is a great opportunity for our team to work with ClimateActionWR to help them move forward with the admirable emissions reduction efforts.”
MyHEAT provides an online platform that enables customers to view and compare heat escaping from their homes and encourages them to learn more about local resources and incentives. Data is collected using a world-class thermal sensor to identify where heat loss is occurring from each building across an entire service area from a bird’s-eye view. It is then processed using MyHEAT’s proprietary algorithms to create unique heat loss ratings and thermal images. To learn more, visit www.myheat.ca.
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