Environment, cooperation and Desjardins: a winning combination

As a social responsible organization, Desjardins decided to contribute to sustainable development and help in the fight against climate change. Learn more about how Desjardins contributes to environmental protection.

In Canada, the residential sector consumes almost 16% of the energy and is responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions1. The energy is mainly used for heating homes (63%), heating water (17%), appliances (14%), lighting (4%) and air conditioning (2%). In Quebec, the residential sector uses almost 20% of the energy and claims responsibility for nearly 20% of greenhouse gas emissions2.

Financing for green homes

We designed a mortgage to help improve the quality of the energy-efficiency of residential homes and to encourage green living: the Green Homes Program. When you build or renovate green, you make a healthier, more efficient and comfortable home that's better for both you and the planet.

Learn more about the Green Homes Program.

To learn more about Desjardins initiatives For sustainable development and social responsibility, see our most recent Social and Cooperative Responsibility Report.

1. Source: Natural Resources Canada, Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada, 1990 to 2010, p. 2.

2. Source: Ministère des Ressources naturelles, Statistiques énergétiques