The BetterHomesTO Renovation Webinar Series was held over the summer of 2020 to guide Toronto residents through renovations to make their homes more comfortable, healthy and reduce harmful emissions to the environment. Home renovations that result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved energy efficiency are imperative for Toronto to reach its emissions targets, since homes and buildings account for over 50% of Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The BetterHomesTO Renovation Webinar Series videos, recorded during the summer of 2020, are available on this page as a resource. If you have any questions or comments about any of the recordings, please email BetterHomesTO@toronto.ca. To hear about upcoming webinars, please follow our BetterHomesTO Eventbrite page.
Planning your Renovation: A Step-By-Step Guide
Originally held on July 23, 2020
In this webinar, guest speaker Jorden Lefler provides an overview of the steps of planning a renovation that will save you money and time.
Rebates and Financing For Your Home Renovation
Originally held on July 28, 2020
In this webinar, guest speaker Halyna Zalucky provides an overview of the rebates and financing currently available to Toronto residents for energy-efficient renovations.
Energy Considerations For Your Home Renovation
Originally held on July 16, 2020
In this webinar, guest speakers Kirk Johnson and Jack Zhou provide a comprehensive overview of what’s involved in getting an EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluation on your home.
Your Building Envelope: Air Sealing, Insulation, Windows & Doors
Originally held on August 6, 2020
High-Efficiency Heating and Cooling
Originally held on August 13, 2020
Originally held on August 18, 2020
In this webinar, guest speakers Kirk Johnson and Jack Zhou provide information about the heat pump options available for your home.
Solar PV and Battery Storage
Originally held on August 26, 2020
Prepare Your Home for an Electric Vehicle
Originally held on September 3, 2020
In this webinar, guest speaker Cara Clairman provides information about the steps to prepare your home for an electric vehicle.
Introduction to Passive House
Originally held on September 10, 2020
In this webinar, guest speakers Marcel Studer and German Vaisman provide information on the principles of the Passive House standard for renovations and take you through a recent Passive House certified renovation project in Toronto.
Net Zero Homes: Toronto’s Future
Originally held on September 15, 2020
In this webinar, guest speakers Kirk Johnson and Jack Zhou provide guidance on the upgrades that can take your home to net zero emissions and why this is the future for all of Toronto’s homes.