What is the Bring It Home 4 the Climate Program?

The Capital Regional District and City of Vancouver are looking to engage homeowners in the community who are interested in being agents of change by completing home energy upgrades AND taking steps to motivate other homeowners to do the same.

The goals of this pilot program are to:

  • Support community members to improve their home efficiency and reduce their home carbon footprint by providing peer, financial, and professional Energy Expert support.
  • Build awareness and educate homeowners on the opportunities for home energy improvement and reduce household greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Encourage community-building and foster local climate leaders to champion home energy improvements to their peers

Supporters of Bring It Home

The financial supporters of the program are the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Capital Regional District, the City of Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is funding the Bring it Home program as one of the activities of Transition 2050 Residential Retrofit Acceleration Project which is administered by City Green Solutions. Bring it Home and Residential Retrofit Acceleration Partners in the capital region include:

  • Capital Regional District
  • City of Victoria
  • District of Central Saanich
  • District of Saanich
  • Township of Esquimalt
  • City Green Solutions

The Capital Regional District is a region-wide local government body that manages things like regional water supply, solid waste, wastewater treatment, regional parks, housing, and climate action through shared service delivery models for the 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, serving more than 413,000 people.

The City of Vancouver is the most populous city in the province, serving over 630,000 people. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada and is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life.  Vancouver has partnered with the Bring It Home 4 Climate Program as part of the Green Vancouver initiative to address Vancouver’s environmental challenges.