Our Clients in Environment

Sector: Environment

C Returns

C Returns makes home and building renovations – green renovations — easy. Homeowners no longer have to become energy efficiency experts to renovate to save money on energy costs down the road. C Returns can provide a certified audit of a building, find and supervise the right contractors until the job is complete, and even apply for any rebates that might be available from governments and local utilities.

Although builders are increasingly looking at implementing green technologies into new building construction, existing buildings account for 39 per cent of North American carbon dioxide emissions. By the year 2050, it is estimated that 80 per cent of today’s building stock will still be in use and will account for the bulk of the building-related greenhouse gas emissions. C Returns’ mission is to ultimately change the carbon footprint of existing buildings.

SEF provided start-up capital to C Returns.

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