On Monday Scotiabank launched a new program to help Canadians navigate the eco lifestyle when it comes to renovations, via their Scotiabank ‘EcoLiving’ website
In a Scotiabank survey conducted by Harris/Decima assessing Canadian attitudes on personal environmental responsibility it was found that 91 per cent of Canadians would consider using or installing energy efficient products if they were doing home renovations.
Over half of Canadian home owners are planning on doing home renovations over the next year. Of those planning to renovate 88 percent are looking to make their home greener while 83 percent are also looking to reduce their home energy bills. Canadians said that their renovations would include new windows and doors (48 percent), toilets (36 percent) and air sealing/draft proofing (34 percent).
“We know that Canadians are looking for ways to be more environmentally responsible and we are answering that call,” said Chris Hodgson, Group Head, Canadian Banking, Scotiabank. “We have an important role to play in helping Canadians make a contribution by turning their home renovations into savings – for the environment and their bank account. The Scotiabank ‘EcoLiving’ website will make it much easier for homeowners to understand their green options, make their homes more energy efficient and ultimately save money."
A total of 1,000 completed surveys were collected from a random sample of Harris/Decima panel members across Canada. The study was conducted from April 14th, 2010 to April 16th, 2010.