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Pamela VernausManitoba Hydro, Energy Savings
Energy Efficiencyand RenovationsMHBA Renovation SeminarMay 1, 2013
Agenda Energy efficiency when renovating Power Smart Programs Low Cost – No Cost Tips
Things to consider Scope of the renovation Characteristics of your home Budget Larger savings opportunities
Savings Heating your home is the largest component ofyour annual energy bill (60%) Larger savings opportunities: Buildi...
Insulation Attic Recommended to R50 Flat attic - least intrusive insulation measure Cathedral ceiling – when replacing...
Windows, Doors When replacing windows and/or doors purchaseENERGY STAR certified units Energy performance standard Wide...
Heating System If you have an old, standard efficiency naturalgas furnace, you should consider replacing itbefore it fail...
Hot Water SavingsWater heating is the second largest component ofyour energy bill Two benefits to saving water: Energy b...
Power Smart Programs
Power Smart Residential Loan• Borrow up to $7,500 ($5,500 for furnaces)• 4.8% annual interest rate (fixed for entire contr...
Power Smart PAYS Financing• Monthly Payment is less than the measure’s estimated monthlyutility bill savings.• Financing i...
Power Smart PAYS Financing• Amount that can be borrowed is tied to estimated utility billsavings (energy & water):• Large ...
Home Insulation Program Rebates• Attic Insulation - R50 or R28 for cathedral– Existing attic must have R30 or less - 2¢ / ...
Water and Energy Saver KitEach Free Kit contains: Up to 2 low-flow showerheads (1.5 gpm); 2 low-flow bathroom faucet aer...
Refrigerator Retirement Program• Receive a rebate of $40• Your second fridge qualifies if it’s:• In working condition• At ...
Low Cost or No Cost Measures Furnace maintenance Programmable thermostat Caulking and Sealing Lighting: CFLs LED Hol...
Additional Information Visit: www.hydro.mb.ca Call: 480-5900 in Winnipeg Call: 1-888-MBHYDRO outside of Winnipeg
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  1. 1. Pamela VernausManitoba Hydro, Energy Savings
  2. 2. Energy Efficiencyand RenovationsMHBA Renovation SeminarMay 1, 2013
  3. 3. Agenda Energy efficiency when renovating Power Smart Programs Low Cost – No Cost Tips
  4. 4. Things to consider Scope of the renovation Characteristics of your home Budget Larger savings opportunities
  5. 5. Savings Heating your home is the largest component ofyour annual energy bill (60%) Larger savings opportunities: Building envelope (insulation) Heating system Water heating is the second largest componentof your annual energy bill (12%)
  6. 6. Insulation Attic Recommended to R50 Flat attic - least intrusive insulation measure Cathedral ceiling – when replacing roof Walls - when upgrading the exterior of your home Filling empty cavities Adding rigid insulation prior to new exterior finish Basement Recommended to R24 – when renovating basement
  7. 7. Windows, Doors When replacing windows and/or doors purchaseENERGY STAR certified units Energy performance standard Widely available in Manitoba Non-energy benefits include aesthetics, healthierindoor environment
  8. 8. Heating System If you have an old, standard efficiency naturalgas furnace, you should consider replacing itbefore it fails Avoid emergency replacement in winter Time to make an informed purchasing decision Immediate energy savings*ALWAYS have a licensed gas fitter install gas equipment
  9. 9. Hot Water SavingsWater heating is the second largest component ofyour energy bill Two benefits to saving water: Energy bill savings for hot water Water bill savings When renovating a bathroom consider: Water-efficient showerhead (1.5 gpm) WaterSense labeled faucets (1.5 gpm)
  10. 10. Power Smart Programs
  11. 11. Power Smart Residential Loan• Borrow up to $7,500 ($5,500 for furnaces)• 4.8% annual interest rate (fixed for entire contract – up to 5years)• Loan covers– adding insulation, furnace or water heater replacement,installing ventilation, replacing windows & doors• *Special furnace/boiler provision:15 year term option (3.9% for up to 5 years and market ratesthereafter)• pre-approval is required through a contractor or retailer
  12. 12. Power Smart PAYS Financing• Monthly Payment is less than the measure’s estimated monthlyutility bill savings.• Financing is transferable from one homeowner to the next, orfrom a landlord to a tenant. A caveat is applied against theproperty.• Eligible upgrades:– Natural gas heating systems– Geothermal– Insulation– Water heating – drain water heat recovery systems– WaterSense toilets (when installed with an energy efficient measure)• pre-approval is required through a contractor or retailer
  13. 13. Power Smart PAYS Financing• Amount that can be borrowed is tied to estimated utility billsavings (energy & water):• Large savings = larger amount that can be borrowed• Small savings = smaller amount that can be borrowed• Terms of up to 25 years• PAYS On-line calculator used for the following:• Estimates the utility savings of a measure(s)• Provides the financing terms for a customer’s agreement• Must be used to attain financing approval for a customer• www.hydro.mb.ca/pays
  14. 14. Home Insulation Program Rebates• Attic Insulation - R50 or R28 for cathedral– Existing attic must have R30 or less - 2¢ / R / sq. ft.• Walls– Add a minimum R10 in wall cavities - 4¢ / R / sq. ft.– Add minimum R3.75 when re-siding - 10¢ / R / sq. ft.• Foundations - R24– Un-insulated foundations eligible only - 72¢ /sq. ft.• Projects must be pre-approved through a contractor orretailer
  15. 15. Water and Energy Saver KitEach Free Kit contains: Up to 2 low-flow showerheads (1.5 gpm); 2 low-flow bathroom faucet aerators (1.5 gpm); 1 low-flow kitchen faucet aerator (1.5 gpm); 3 meters of hot water heater pipe wrap; refrigerator/freezer thermometer.To order go to ecofitt.ca/mbhydroor call 1-877-ECO-FITT
  16. 16. Refrigerator Retirement Program• Receive a rebate of $40• Your second fridge qualifies if it’s:• In working condition• At least 15 years old• Approximately 10 cubic feet or larger• Located at your primary service addressSchedule an appointment at retiremyfridge.caor call 1-855-5FRIDGE
  17. 17. Low Cost or No Cost Measures Furnace maintenance Programmable thermostat Caulking and Sealing Lighting: CFLs LED Holiday lights Motion sensors and timers ENERGY STAR fixtures
  18. 18. Additional Information Visit: www.hydro.mb.ca Call: 480-5900 in Winnipeg Call: 1-888-MBHYDRO outside of Winnipeg
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