680 News link: Ottawa announces $5.75M to retrofit TCHC buildings
The federal government announced Monday it will be giving $5.75 million to retrofit several residential buildings to make them more energy efficient.
The money is part of the government’s Green Municipal Fund and will go toward retrofit heating, cooling and lighting in the buildings.
Liberal MP Marco Mendicino said the changes will not only be good for the environment but will save residents money on their energy bills.
“This retrofit will help reduce energy consumption by 40 per cent in the four buildings and cut costs for the residents living there while reducing GHGs (greenhouse gases),” he explained.
“The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities work together to support green infrastructure projects that are building healthier and cleaner communities now and for future generations. Through partnerships like this we are helping provide solid 21st-century infrastructure to communities across the country. This housing retrofit in Toronto and Hamilton will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy costs and tangibly improve the quality of life for the residents who live there.”
Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities