eMERGE Guelph has found some of the most energy efficient homes in Guelph and wants you to see them on September 10 from 11:00 am to 4:00pm. The event will highlight homes built from 1869 to 2015 that showcase alternative energy systems, low water use and efficient building envelopes.

“The most surprising thing that people will find is that an energy efficient home doesn’t look any different from other homes on the street” said Steve Yessie, eMERGE Home Tune-Up Advisor.  “And the age of the home doesn’t need to be a barrier to saving money by reducing energy and water use” he continued.

“We want to show people that homes, old and new, can be efficient. Investing in efficiency retrofits is a smart choice in any home, making it more comfortable through the hot and cold months and saving a lot of money too”

eMERGE received a lot of interest in the event from within and outside the Guelph community, an indication that there are many homeowners following similar paths toward home efficiency and reduced energy costs. “These are people who are proud of the work they have accomplished and who are keen to show others that whether newly built or a century old, efficiency retrofits make sense” added Yessie.

This is the first year eMERGE has hosted this event and based on early interest hope to make a yearly tradition. eMERGE has chosen 3 homes to showcase on Saturday, September 10th – the Findlay/Pocock house (40 Spring St.), the Colvin house (49 Caledonia St.), and Reid’s Net-Zero Home (197 Goodwin Dr.). Staff will be on hand at each to help answer any questions visitors have.

Part of the province-wide Green Energy Doors Open event, the eMERGE Efficient Homes will be open to the public 11:00 am to 4:00pm Saturday, September 10th.

Contact: Steve Yessie

Office – 519-763-2652