The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced that more than 200 public housing units in Cape Breton Regional Municipality will receive energy efficiency improvements.

The Province and the federal government are each investing $4 million in the project, which includes installing insulation, air-sealing systems and efficient water heaters, and converting oil-fuelled heating systems to electric heat pumps.

“This investment will make a difference in the quality of life for the residents living in these units,” said Brian Comer, Minister responsible for the Office of Addictions and Mental Health and MLA for Cape Breton East. “The added benefits of this project include reduced operating costs for buildings, reduced greenhouse gasses and creation of local jobs throughout Cape Breton.”

The federal funding is through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure program.

“Investing in sustainable and affordable housing infrastructure is essential to building resilient communities where people want to live. I am proud to work with the Province of Nova Scotia to help improve public housing properties in Cape Breton to ensure that residents have modern housing with more energy efficiency when choosing where they want to live.” said Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and MP for Cape Breton-Canso.

Featured image: (Government of Nova Scotia)

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