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Retrofit Assist program adds more services for Squamish homeowners

On top of the help to install electric heating and cooling, homeowners can also speak with energy advisors on other ways to make homes more efficient.
The expanded program can also provide homeowners guidance on the available provincial and federal funding opportunities to improve energy efficiency.

Are your home energy bills getting you — and your wallet — down? 

The Retrofit Assist program has expanded to help homeowners add more energy-efficient home improvements in Squamish and Whistler.

According to a news release, the program expanded in June to include options for homeowners to talk with energy advisors and contractors about air sealing, insulation, windows and doors, heat pump installation, and more.

“We are really excited to be expanding the program to offer even more opportunities for homeowners in Squamish and Whistler to improve their homes. Our intake is open now, and we are accepting participants right away,” said Retrofit Assist program manager, Tami Rothery, in the release.

This service is on top of helping install electric heating and cooling systems, which have been offered since the program’s launch in 2022.

“Retrofit Assist participants will now have access to a dedicated energy advisor who will conduct a detailed energy assessment for their home. The subsequent report will contain an energy consumption report with a list of clear steps that the homeowner can take to improve energy efficiency and comfort,” reads the release.

Additionally, the program can provide homeowners guidance on the available provincial and federal funding opportunities to improve energy efficiency.

The program is in collaboration with the District of Squamish and the Resort Municipality of Whistler. The program was made possible with funding from the Real Estate Foundation of BC, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and BC Hydro and is administered by the Community Energy Association.

“We are happy with the success of the Retrofit program so far and the work they are doing to help homeowners navigate the sometimes-daunting process of swapping their home’s energy system to a new climate-friendly and efficient source,” said Mayor Armand Hurford in the release.

Hurford added that making homes more energy efficient will ultimately help Squamish reach its net-zero goal by 2050.

For more information about the program, please visit


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