Marie-Pierre Paquette discusses how the municipalities of Plessisville, Varennes and Verchères banded together to launch a joint pilot project that would bring energy-efficient home renovations within reach for more homeowners.

The Financement innovateur pour des Municipalités Efficaces (FIME) program (Innovative Financing Mechanism for Efficient Municipalities),  supports energy-efficient solutions like heating, lighting and insulation. The pilot program also included personalized coaching services.

The benefits of this pilot program have extended beyond Plessisville, Varennes and Verchères. By the end of the pilot in 2017, plans were set in motion to deploy the program to the rest of the province, with 10 more municipalities joining.

Learn how your municipality can implement a similar model to remove barriers to energy efficiency and lower GHGs


Marie-Pierre Paquette, Director, Civic Life Department of the City of Plessisville

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For the sake of quality, the video is available in its original language with the possibility of adding English subtitles.

Find out more about community efficiency financing programs!

This video is extracted from the webinar "Take your project from study to capital" presented on March 2, 2021. Watch the full webinar.

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