September 27, 2022

The Digital Home Energy Label Pilot Project Attracts New Partnership

We had the pleasure of attending the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton’s annual conference & tradeshow this September, along with Alberta Ecotrust Foundation and Lightspark Software Inc., recipients of our 2021 30th Anniversary Legacy Grant.

This was a fantastic opportunity for Alberta Ecotrust and Lightspark to introduce the project and software to REALTORS®. Digital energy labeling will help REALTORS® and homeowners understand home energy efficiency and identify possible energy efficiency improvements.

In our 2021 30th Anniversary Stakeholder Engagement sessions, we heard that the Foundation can offer critical support in addressing some of the massive changes the real estate industry is facing such as climate change and home technology advancements. We’re excited to share how we’re responding to what we heard through grants like this one.

“A home energy label shows how much energy a home uses (energy and carbon) and how that compares to similar homes. This label is like an appliance label on your fridge or a nutrition label on food. It gives homeowners and buyers a deeper understanding of a home’s efficiency that can help inform the buying or selling process.” – Alberta Ecotrust Foundation

In September, Scotiabank announced its partnership with Lightspark to roll out the Energy Efficiency Concierge platform. We are privileged to fund this innovative work, and see our funding leveraged to help Calgary, Edmonton, and beyond to meet our net-zero emission targets by 2050.

Learn more about the digital home energy labels pilot project in Calgary and Edmonton. Stay tuned for the launch of the Digital Home Energy Map and registration with the Lightspark Energy Efficiency Concierge platform this fall.

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