Since 2008, HSC has delivered the Community Champion program to over 80 communities across Ontario.
HSC’s Community Champion Program supports the development of healthy, sustainable communities within Ontario’s social housing sector by educating, engaging and supporting staff and residents in conservation activities.
Participants receive valuable training on the benefits of energy conservation and community engagement. Training sessions address a variety of opportunities, including reducing energy and water consumption and minimizing waste.
|The Community Champion Program is fully integrated with HSC’s Utility Management Program (UMP), which tracks building energy performance. Using UMP reports, Community Champions can see the gas, electricity and water use of their building each quarter and the results of their conservation efforts. The reports also help residents set goals and focus their activities.|
|Watch a video on how HSC and its subsidiary GLOBE has partnered with Enbridge to deliver the Community Champion Program as part of improving the energy efficiency of Ontario housing providers.|
*Studies by Abrahamse et al (2005), Kok et al (2009), Gardner/Stern (2009) and the Volkswohnung project in Karlsruhe