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Property Assessed Payments for Energy Retrofits (PAPER)

 

Media 

o        Province proposes new path for financing energy, water conservation: Article by Tyler Hamilton published in the Toronto Star on the Province of Ontario's Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing's proposed regulatory amendments to enable municipal funding energy retrofits to single family homes. Friday, June 22, 2012. 

o        Hamilton: Time to reboot Ontario's approach to energy conservation: Article by Tyler Hamilton published in the Toronto Star, urging the province to support energy conservation by implementing regulatory change to enable Property Assessed Payments for Energy Retrofits. Friday, November 4, 2011.

o        Press ReleasePress conference on regulating innovative new approach to funding energy retrofits to single family homes. February 1, 2012: Queen's Park, 1:00 pm.

o        Media Advisory

Federal petition

o        Federal petition to the Auditor General of Canada under Section 21.1 of the Auditor General Act. Filed to encourage the federal government to: support a collaboration with all levels of government to enable municipalities to use Local Improvement Charges in a PAPER program.

Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR)

o        Request for Review of the EBR to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario under Section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights. Filed to encourage the provincial government to facilitate the use by municipalities of Local Improvement Charges in a PAPER program, to support energy saving retrofits in residential properties.

o        Cover Letter

Council Resolutions and Letters of Support

o        Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Letter of Support

o        City of Windsor Resolution on PAPER

o        King Township Resolution on LICs for financing energy retrofits

o        Town of East Gwillimbury Resolution on LICs for financing energy retrofits

o        City of Guelph - Letter of Support

o        Toronto Real Estate Board - Letter of Support


Publications 

Local Improvement Charges and Property Assessed Payments for Energy Retrofits

 

o       Final Report: Local Improvement Charges for Commercial and Industrial Buildings in Ontario.Sustainable Alternatives Consulting Inc. is partner in this project in Association with Sustainable Buildings Canada. Sonja Persram, BSc., MBA, LEED® AP is project manager of the initiative, and author of: the Final Report, the PACE Analysis and the Qualitative Analysis of this project’s Ontario LIC Market Research.

o       Request made under EBR to Implement a New Energy Retrofit Program Financed by Local Improvement Charges, article by Sonja Persram for the Ontario Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, in EnviroNews, Volume 21, No. 4, May 2012.

o       Property Assessed Payments for Energy Retrofits Using a Modified Local Improvement Charges Mechanism, article by Sonja Persram for the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ontario, in MFOA's Member Magazine In The Black, Spring 2011.

o       Strategic Recommendations for an Optimal Paper Program, report by Sonja Persram for the David Suzuki Foundation. See also .

o       Property Assessed Payments for Energy Retrofits and Other Financing Options, report by Sonja Persram for the David Suzuki Foundation. See also press release.

o       Property Assessed Payments for Energy Retrofits: Recommendations for Regulatory Change and Optimal Program Features for the David Suzuki Foundation. See also press release.




 

 

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