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It’s our mission to help lower energy costs for Bridgewater’s homeowners, tenants, landlords, and businesses. Many Bridgewater households struggle to afford their home energy costs and are experiencing energy poverty. Our goal is to reduce the rate of energy poverty in Bridgewater by 20% by 2026. 

Energize Bridgewater is a community-wide initiative led by the Town of Bridgewater and its many partners and supporters. 

The Town of Bridgewater’s plan to reduce energy costs for our residents won a national $5 million Smart Cities Canada Challenge grant in 2019, beating out 49 other communities from across Canada. Since then, we’ve been laying the groundwork for new programs and funding that build a path out of energy poverty for our residents.

Final Energize Bridgewater

We’re providing a range of solutions for energy and housing in Bridgewater through the Energize Bridgewater project. To learn more and get connected to any of the programs listed below, contact Josie Rudderham, Energize Program Navigator at (902) 530-3621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Energize Bridgewater Home Upgrades 
We know budgets are tight and we want to help you save money and live more comfortably. Energize Bridgewater Home Upgrades is here to help income qualified* homeowners in Bridgewater who are struggling to afford their home energy bills. We’ll guide you through the energy upgrade process from start to finish, supporting you every step of the way. By combining no-cost upgrades with grants, incentives, and financing options, we’ll make sure your home energy upgrades have the biggest impact at the lowest cost to you. If you would like to learn more and participate in Energize Bridgewater Home Upgrades, contact us.   

*Households with incomes at or below the federal low-income cut-off are eligible for Energize Bridgewater Home Upgrades. The low-income cut off is $27,250 for 1 person, $50,635 for 2 to 4 people, $72,113 for 5 or more people. Line 23600 (Net Income) from last year's Notice of Assessment. 

Affordable Multifamily Housing  
Invest in your multiunit rental properties for the long-term with rebates on energy efficient upgrades. If you’re eligible, we’ll help cover part of the expense of recommended upgrades, which may include space and water heating, window or door replacements, or attic, wall and basement insulation. Landlords can access up to 80% in rebates on energy efficient upgrades in building with 4 or more residential units, while maintaining affordability for tenants. Contact us today to get started. 

Clean Energy Financing 
The Clean Foundation is helping homeowners access low-interest (1%) financing from the Town of Bridgewater. They provide expert advice on upgrades from heat pumps to insulation to solar. Clean Energy Financing is available to households in Bridgewater at any income level, and there is no credit check required. After signing up, you will need to get a Home Energy Assessment done and the Clean Foundation will guide you through the next steps once you’re registered. Contact us today to sign up for Clean Energy Financing.

Coordinated Access 
The South Shore Open Doors Association (SSODA) is working with households in Bridgewater and across Lunenburg and Queens Counties to connect them to housing, energy, and other social supports. We work in partnership to support people experiencing poverty in all its forms. If you are experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness, contact SSODA.

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