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We are looking for volunteers to help with our Local Improvement Charges initiative!
We will be going door-to-door in the Crown Point neighbourhood sharing information about bringing LICs to Hamilton, and inviting them to an information session.
There will be a volunteer training on Saturday June 28 at 2-4pm (might end sooner) at Laidlaw Memorial United Church (155 Ottawa St N, Hamilton). This training is not mandatory however.
If you’re interested, or would like to know more about LICs, click here, or reach Joy Liu at 905 549 0900, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Guelph published their final Community Energy Plan Report in April 2007.
The City of London published their most recent draft of the Community Energy Action Plan in December 2013
Held “Rethink Energy London” Campaign Goals
Policy support for community energy action planning
Reporting/education on energy use
Commercial and Institutional
Local Energy Production and Co-Generation
The City of Burlington finalized their Community Energy Plan in January of 2014.
High & medium priority action plans:
Low priority but potentially relevant action plans:
Would you like to help us improve the Street Tree Project? Please take this 5-10 minute survey.
Did you realize your tree could be saving you money?
According to Energy Saving Trees, a properly placed tree could save up to 20% on your energy bill.
Provides partners with:
The City of Hamilton also has a free Street Tree Planting Program that will provide a front yard or boulevard tree and maintenance at no cost!
Energy Saving Trees is powered i-Tree
Berkeley’s Financing Initiative for Renewable and Solar Technology (FIRST) was a pilot program for residential property owners that helped finance solar PV systems. The pilot ended and has given rise to CaliforniaFIRST. CaliforniaFIRST is designed for commercial, industrial, and multi-family projects. However, it will be made available to single-family residential in the summer of 2014.
Berkeley’s LIC Pilot details and results:
Halifax Solar City is a Pilot program that offers turn-key installations of solar water heaters.
HELP is the pilot LIC program for single family residential buildings.
o High efficiency furnace/boiler
o High efficiency central air conditioner
o High efficiency water heater
o Drain water heat recovery system
o Window or door replacement
o Air sealing (i.e. weather stripping, caulking)
o Attic insulation
o Exterior wall insulation
o Basement insulation
o Toilet replacement
o Heat recovery/energy recovery
Only improvements recommended by the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) can be funded.
*can consult with CEA about eligibility of projects not listed above
Applicant eligibility requirements:
o property tax & utility payments in good standing
o written consent from mortgage lender if applicable
o all property owners consent
Program is funded by:
o Toronto Atmospheric Fund
o Enbridge Gas
o Toronto Hydro
o Borrowed from the City’s Working Capital Reserve Fund
(10 000 000 allotted for HELP)
o Interest is not compounded on this charge; payment spread out over the term
In case of default (from CHEERIO program design report):
The following links are some great resources to get some background knowledge on LICs and implementation
CHEERIO’s LIC Program Design for Residential Buildings in Ontario
A comprehensive guide to LIC implementation strategies, tips, tailored to Ontario municipalities.
Using LICs to Finance Residential Energy Upgrades
An LIC primer targeted to municipal decision makers to help them understand the use, benefits, and risks of LICs.
LIC Program Evaluation
Presentation of a study on homeowners’ opinions on the LIC program, and where it can improve