Energy Conservation Week


Now House will showcase the energy improvements made to four houses in four cities during Energy Conservation Week, May 17 – 23, 2009.


We brought sustainable thinking and design to a 60-year old wartime home in the Bridgeview community as part of the Now House Windsor 5.

On Tuesday, May 19, we’ll be launch the first of five Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation homes that will get an energy makeover in the coming months. Displays will explain what changes were made to the first house and what the Now House Windsor 5 has in store for the other four houses.


A heritage house owned by the K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project in St Mary’s District of Kitchener provides housing for Aboriginal families in Kitchener. Now House provided a few simple improvements to reduce the home’s energy use by 30 per cent, which will provide a comfortable, healthy environment for years to come.

On Wednesday, May 20, we will celebrate Energy Conservation Week with a smudging ceremony, a drumming circle and presentations.


Toronto Community Housing teamed up with Now House to do an energy retrofit on a home in the TCHC portfolio. When completed, the house will use 68 per cent less energy, and reduce its GHG emissions by 8.6 tonnes. This home will be more comfortable and have improved air quality.

On Thursday, May 21, a mid-construction event will showcase what changes are being made to the home.


To celebrate Energy Conservation Week, Now House and the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation will be unveiling plans for this summer's retrofit to a wartime bungalow. Once it is completed, the home will have an energy bill of zero.

On Friday, May 22, we will have presentations and an outdoor display to explain the ten steps of energy efficient retrofit.