Individual Household Energy Audits/Emissions Survey
Many of us had professional energy audits of our houses. In Ontario, these audits are subsidized by both the federal (oee.nrcan.gc.ca) and provincial (www.ontario.ca/additup) governments. These audits provide a practical analysis of the areas of a house which require attention – Does the house have air leaks? Where is insulation lacking? What are the priority areas for most effective energy savings? Energy-saving steps taken by home-owners as a result of this audit may be eligible for government rebates. Most important, they take the mystery out of heat loss and help focus action plans.
Subsequent surveys can be found here.