Looking at a building’s total energy performance when planning upgrades is an excellent way to ensure you’re making cost-effective decisions that also contribute to your community’s climate goals and quality of life for your residents. But limited budget, staff capacity and unexpected challenges can create barriers.

Combining data-backed asset management practices with long-term climate planning can ensure you focus your retrofit efforts for maximum impact. The Town of Halton Hills, ON, used this approach to extend the life of some of their much-loved local buildings, while saving time, money and cutting their community emissions.

And we’re sharing the story of their success so your municipality can do it too.

Practical decision-making tips for your next project

The Town faced some common challenges when they began – like rising energy costs, rapid population growth and a portfolio of aging, high-emissions community buildings requiring upgrades. They’d also made the commitment to become net-zero by 2030. It was clear an impactful, long-term approach was needed to address these realities – but how would they do it? And where should they start?

Read the two case studies below to learn about the Town’s journey to retrofitting their community building portfolio.

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