BetterHomesTO is a City of Toronto initiative to provide guidance to residents on how to create more climate-friendly homes. In addition to the useful information available on the website, they host bi-monthly Community-Led Retrofit Initiatives meetings where interested groups or individuals can acquire and share knowledge about ways to reduce residential carbon emissions.
The event held in October 2021 happened to be intercontinental. Members of SuperHomes, a home retrofit organization out of the UK, presented (in a very informative, engaging and fun way) their unique retrofitting model and community-led initiatives. SuperHomes is a rapidly expanding network of energy-aware households that are redefining green living. All members have refurbished their old homes to the highest energy efficiency standards with sustainable and low energy measures meaning less reliance on fossil fuels.
The SuperHome retrofit model is built around a rating scheme. The program provides assessment services and development of a whole home retrofit plan. Their ambition is to reach 1 million SuperHomes by 2030.
The recording of the session is available at this link.
To learn more about SuperHomes, visit their website.