Enercare and Habitat for Humanity Canada Announce New Sustainable Homes Partnership

(MARKHAM, Ontario, Nov. 22, 2023) — Enercare Inc. (Enercare), one of Canada’s largest home and commercial services companies, is proud to announce a new Sustainable Homes Partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada to empower action for a greener tomorrow, starting in our homes and communities. Enercare’s ambition is to help lead Canada’s green transition by reducing emissions from a critical source: our homes and buildings.

“We are on a sustainability journey to enable more equitable access to solutions that help lower emission in the places people live, work and play,” says Enercare’s President and CEO, Nick Perreten. “Partnering with Habitat for Humanity Canada will allow us to do just that. And, importantly, working with Habitat Canada will give us an opportunity to live our purpose and values.”

Currently, Enercare is the largest funder of Habitat Canada’s Sustainability Grants program, with a three-year commitment. The initiative supports the upfront investment required to build more affordable and energy efficient homes in communities across Canada. Energy efficient homes pass savings onto homeowners; a past Habitat for Humanity project, Quebec’s InnovHaus, was calculated to have reduced utility costs up to 90%. The partnership will support 17 sustainability grants and numerous new builds by 2026, while bringing the passion and skills of Enercare’s team to the building process.

“We know that affordable and energy efficient homes are key to helping people and communities thrive and become more resilient,” says Perreten. “We want to play our part in that solution, building on our other efforts such as installing more energy-efficient options, such as heat pumps. Stable housing is fundamental to social well-being.”

Enercare is working with Habitat for Humanity to not just build more homes for families, but to build more sustainably to ensure that these homes remain affordable for families for many years to come.

“Building homes is at the heart of what we do, but building sustainable futures is our shared vision,” says Julia Deans, Habitat for Humanity Canada President and CEO. “With Enercare’s support, we’re expanding the number of homes we build with an enhanced focus on sustainability and elevating the quality and longevity of each one. This partnership exemplifies our mutual commitment to a green, inclusive future, where every family has a sustainable home to nurture their dreams.”

Learn more about the partnership details at: enercare.ca/esg

Enercare Inc. (“Enercare”) is headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada, and is one of Canada’s largest home and commercial services companies. Serving Canadians for over 60 years, we are a leading provider of water heaters, water treatment, plumbing, electrical, furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners and other HVAC equipment and related services. With growing operations across Canada, Enercare serves customers nationally through its Enercare, Service Experts, HydroSolution, Pioneer Plumbing & Heating, and Syles Mechanical Services brands. For more information on Enercare, visit: enercare.ca 

Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national charitable organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 46 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. For more information, please visit: habitat.ca

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