Do you have the most energy efficient home in the city? eMERGE Guelph wants to hear from you.

The local sustainability organization wants to showcase the most efficient homes in the city as part of Green Energy Doors Open Guelph. “Energy efficiency and conservation are key factors to reducing the pollution that causes climate change” said Steve Yessie, eMERGE Home Tune-Up advisor. “We know that there are leaders in conservation out there and we want to showcase that it can be done – now”.

eMERGE is looking for homeowners who have completed significant energy retrofits and are interested in sharing their stories with the community by opening their homes.

“It’s an opportunity for residents to share their energy achievements and passion for environmental sustainability with the city” added Yessie. Homeowners are adding insulation, installing higher efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, reducing drafts and other innovative energy retrofits – and have seen remarkable results.

eMERGE has two examples of homes already lined up – one built in the 1860s and a brand new Net Zero home built by Reid’s Heritage Homes. Both have reduced heating costs by up to 60%. The 19th century home is saving over $2,000 a year. “We know there are great homes built and renovated over the last 189 years in Guelph that can be examples of sustainability for all of us to learn from” continued Yessie.

eMERGE will use utility bills and other information to evaluate the homes for their impacts on saving money – and of course – helping the environment.

If you think your home could be one of the most energy efficient in Guelph – contact eMERGE Guelph at 519-763-2652 or email

Contact: Steve Yessie

Office – 519-763-2652
Mobile – 1-226.339.0300


eMERGE Guelph Sustainability helps people save money by reducing their impact on the environment. The eMERGE Home Tune-UP, free to Guelph residents, is a one hour in home consultation that will help people save money and reduce the pollution that causes climate change.