Residential Energy Efficiency Project (REEP)

Green solutions

The University of Waterloo is proud to be a partner of the Residential Energy Efficiency Project (REEP) Green Solutions, an environmental, non-profit organization empowering our community towards healthier homes and sustainable living. REEP provides the services, tools, and programs people need to use energy and water wisely.


Get a third party perspective. Certified Energy Advisors provide expert advice on energy use in homes, multi-unit residences, small commercial, and faith buildings:

  • Energy evaluation: In-depth evaluation of building envelope, ventilation and heating/cooling systems
  • Electricity saving audit: Comprehensive audit of electricity use with recommendations to reduce bills
  • Solar potential assessment: On-site property assessment of solar options, including photovoltaic and water heating
  • Ventilation testing: Assessment of your building ventilation and sources of air leakage

Public education: Get involved, get inspired, and get green!

  • REEP House: REEP’s super-insulated, water-wise, century brick education centre is located at 20 Mill Street in Kitchener. Register for tours, workshops, and facility rentals.
  • REEP Green Home Planner: Your web-based tool for determining payback and energy savings on retrofits.
  • Well Aware: Well and septic check-ups and workshops help rural residents protect our water.
  • RAIN – An ecological approach to stormwater management: Workshops, events, and tours engage urban residents to protect the water that feeds our creeks and rivers.
  • Greening Sacred Spaces: Bringing faith communities together to inspire environmental stewardship.

Contact REEP: