The Saskatchewan EnerGuide for Houses program is scheduled to wrap up on June 30 of 2013, which leaves only 131 days left for Saskatchewan residents to participate in the popular retrofit grant program.
Throughout the past 10 years, the Saskatchewan provincial government has established itself as a national leader when it comes to energy efficiency in housing. By subsidizing the cost of home energy evaluations and providing grant incentives for improvements, the province has assisted thousands of homeowners with energy-efficient renovations. This has reduced operational costs for homeowners, increased property values, stimulated local industry, and reduced greenhouses gas emissions all across Saskatchewan.
Sun Ridge Residential, the province's largest EnerGuide service organization, estimates that their energy advisors have evaluated and rated well over 60,000 homes in approximately 215 different communities.
As Darcy Bzdel, Director of Sun Ridge Technical Services, observes, "With EnerGuide ratings and labels, there are 60,000 Saskatchewan homeowners with real knowledge about the best ways to improve their homes. These upgrades not only pay for themselves, but when it comes time to sell, the homeowners have the certified rating label to prove that it's a high-performance home".
For homeowners still hoping to take advantage of the Saskatchewan EnerGuide for Houses retrofit program, the clock is ticking. To be eligible, homeowners must have a pre-retrofit evaluation completed by June 30, 2013. All upgrades and the post-retrofit evaluation must be completed by October 31, 2013.