Are you an affordable housing provider looking to retrofit existing units or construct energy-efficient new builds?

The Regional Energy Coaches (REC) program, is an innovative initiative dedicated to enhancing energy efficiency and sustainability in Canada's affordable housing sector. With funding from the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) and the Community Housing Transformation Centre (CHTC) Opens in a new tab., and delivered in partnership with the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association, Fédération des coopératives d'habitation de Québec, Indigenous Clean Energy, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada and the Clean Foundation, the REC program is at the forefront of promoting healthier, more sustainable living environments.  

What we offer 

Our REC program provides comprehensive support to affordable housing providers, including: 

  • Tailored guidance: RECs offer specialized support, from conducting energy walkthrough assessments, support with funding applications, to technical assistance and support working with consultants

  • Strategic planning: RECs can help you identify retrofit opportunities, evaluate project feasibility, and understand the available technologies and funding mechanisms

  • Hands-on coaching: Our coaches work closely with you through one-on-one sessions, ensuring you have the knowledge and tools to succeed

REC program expansion 

After a successful three-year pilot phase, we're adding more coaches and partners with expertise to support the unique needs of each region of Canada. With additional RECs, we are aiming to empower housing providers nationwide with the resources they need to implement sustainable energy solutions.  

Get in touch with a REC in your region to get started on your energy efficient journey.

For more information about the REC program, visit our FAQ page.  

How a REC can make your next project become a reality 

Explore how the Valemount Senior Citizens Housing Society in British Columbia and the Otter Housing Association in Newfoundland and Labrador, with the support of a Regional Energy Coach, achieved sustainable, energy-efficient housing solutions. From feasibility studies to innovative construction methods, RECs provide the expertise and guidance needed to bring your energy-efficient housing projects to life. 

…I value the work that we do together. The coach’s assistance and advice has been invaluable for moving our projects forward and making ours a better world in which to live through co-operation, advice, connections and extremely organized and timely assistance.”

– BC Housing Society

…thank you to the Centre for connecting CMHC, FCM, and our team together this morning to talk about how our organization continues to move towards expansion and/or renovation of our housing. Our team got so much out of that session and it could not have happened without your facilitation.”

– Housing Provider

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