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The former ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program provided grants up to $5,000 to help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient and reduce the burden of high energy costs. Among other eligibility criteria, participants needed to obtain a pre-retrofit evaluation by a certified energy advisor using the EnerGuide Rating System before starting work and a post-retrofit evaluation within program deadlines.
The program ran from April 2007 to March 2012.
Available Incentives in Your Area
There are still many complementary regional programs which Natural Resources Canada continues to support with its EnerGuide Rating System.
EnerGuide Evaluations and Labels
The Government of Canada continues to promote EnerGuide evaluations as the first step in smart home renovation. Even in regions where there are no incentives, the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) provides solid guidance to homeowners looking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. NRCan-licensed service organizations can send a certified energy advisor to evaluate your home from your attic to your basement. Participants will later receive a personalized report with recommended retrofits and a label to allow them to compare their home’s energy efficiency with other similar properties. In addition, NRCan is developing the next generation ERS to provide even more guidance to help homeowners make smart energy decisions about their homes.
Questions from Federal ecoENERGY Participants
Most homeowners received a grant cheque from the Government of Canada within 90 days after their post-retrofit evaluation. Program participants can contact a residential program officer if their federal cheque is late (more than 90 days), for a breakdown of their federal cheque or other questions about the former program.
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