Alberta Ecotrust Foundation is running a first-of-its-kind-in-Canada pilot in Alberta that allows homeowners to assess their energy use, identify potential cost savings, and show how they could reduce their home carbon footprint.
In Alberta, carbon-based energy sources are prevalent, so creating efficiency is important for greenhouse gas emission reduction.
With Lightspark Engage, digital home energy labels are displayed on an interactive map so homeowners can easily compare the energy performance of different homes and understand the potential upgrades and retrofits that can be done to improve their home’s performance.
The Lightspark Engage platform uses publicly available data to predict how much energy a home uses.
“We’re excited to support the launch of this engagement tool and hope it adds to conversations happening in our communities about residential greenhouse gas emissions and drive actions that tangibly reduce them,” said Mike Mellross, Program Director, Alberta Ecotrust Foundation.
“With this tool, homeowners are really empowered to improve their own energy performance (and save money on their monthly bills) while reducing their carbon footprint — and that’s important for all Albertans.”
Lightspark Engage is the first automatic digital home energy labeling program in Canada. The platform provides a free and accessible way for homeowners to gauge their home’s energy efficiency and access recommendations for how it might be improved.
Homeowners in Edmonton and Calgary can try Lightspark Engage at Lightspark.ca.