Home energy retrofits have the potential to reduce energy consumption, improve building durability, and lower energy costs for homeowners. Building enclosure energy retrofits typically consist of air sealing and adding or upgrading insulation, either as standalone work, or during other planned renovation and repair activities. Simple retrofit work can often be performed by homeowners, while more extensive repairs or renovations typically require a contractor.
The Energy-Efficient Housing Retrofits for Yukon guide covers several possible retrofit programs for typical single-family homes in Whitehorse, YT. The guide is intended to be used by homeowners and builders as a reference for achieving higher levels of energy efficiency than minimum code requirements, maximizing utility cost savings and passive survivability through lower energy use. This guide is not intended for home retrofit work where permafrost is present.