End of Greener Homes grant jeopardizes jobs

The federal government’s Canada Greener Homes grant is coming to an end, expected to close to new applications by the end of next of month. The program provided up to $5,000 toward renovations increasing energy efficiency, and its demise is prompting concerns about the job security of the auditors who complete the required assessments.

“We’ve just increased the number of energy advisors across Canada dramatically. Millions and millions and millions of dollars was spent training new energy advisors,” Stephen Farrell of Calgary’s VerdaTech Energy Management told CBC News. “I would suggest we can lose about 70 percent of them.”