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Yukon municipalities sign on to Better Buildings program

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All of the Yukon’s eight municipalities have signed agreements to participate in delivering the Government of Yukon’s Better Buildings program. This means all Yukon residential and commercial property owners throughout the Yukon can access low-interest funding to make energy-efficiency retrofits to their homes and businesses.

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The Better Buildings program provides up to $50,000 for residential and $100,000 for commercial buildings for upgrades that reduce annual energy consumption. Eligible participants repay through local improvement charges added to their annual property taxes.

Since the program’s launch in October 2022, 30 homeowners from Whitehorse, Faro, Haines Junction and Dawson City have applied to the Better Buildings program along with five commercial building owners.

Supporting Yukoners in make energy efficient retrofits to buildings and homes is a commitment under Our Clean Future: A Yukon strategy for climate change, energy and a green economy.

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