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Grants for Canadian homeowners living in the North and off-grid communities

We recognize that Canadians living in northern and off-grid communities face specific challenges when it comes to completing home retrofits, including higher equipment and labour costs. Northern and off grid-communities are eligible for additional measures under the initiative.

As part of the initiative, you have access to:

  • up to $600 for home evaluations and expert advice to homeowners so you can begin to plan your retrofits
  • grants of up to $5,000 to help you make energy efficiency retrofits to your home

This summer, an interest-free loan program will provide homeowners up to $40,000 to help complete deep home retrofits. This loan program will help make initiatives like the Canada Greener Homes Grant accessible to more homeowners. Register to receive updates when the loan initiative becomes available.

Eligibility for northern and off-grid communities

Learn if you qualify for additional grants based on your living location.

You live in a northern community

If you are a Canadian homeowner:

  • living in a Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik or Nunatsiavut community
  • not currently connected to the North American electrical grid nor to the piped natural gas network
  • living in a permanent or long-term (5 years or more) settlement with at least 10 dwellings.

You are eligible for the full list of grants below, including some additional insulation measures.

Explore the list below in detail.

You live in an off-grid community.

If you are a Canadian homeowner:

  • not currently connected to the North American electrical grid nor to the piped natural gas network
  • living in a permanent or long-term (5 years or more) settlement with at least 10 dwellings
  • who is not living in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut communities.

Find out if your community is considered “off-grid” by consulting the Remote Energy Communities Database

You are eligible for the full list of grants below except for additional insulation measures.

Explore the list below in detail.

What you can claim

1.

Your pre and post-retrofit evaluations

You will be reimbursed for the cost of the pre- and post-retrofit evaluations up to a maximum of $600. Both evaluations are required under the initiative for reimbursement. You will need to complete at least one of the retrofits that is both recommended by your energy edvisor and eligible in order to be reimbursed. You will not be reimbursed for the pre-retrofit evaluation unless you continue through the full Greener Homes Grant process.

If you had completed an evaluation prior to December 1, 2020, but made recommended and eligible retrofits to your home after December 1, 2020, you can only be reimbursed for the eligible retrofits and post-retrofit evaluation.

2.

Part of your completed home retrofits

If you are eligible for the Greener Homes Grant, you could receive a total reimbursement of up to $5,000 for the retrofits. You may choose to do more than one of the retrofits below but in all cases the maximum reimbursement will not exceed $5,000 total.

All retrofit measures below have been adjusted to provide an additional 30% for northern and off-grid communities recognizing that Canadians living in northern and off-grid communities face specific challenges when it comes to completing home retrofits, including higher equipment and labour costs.

Make your home more resilient by making additional upgrades

Climate change and its effects often hit close to home. Many environmental factors related to climate change can have an impact on your home causing fire, flooding, wind damage and loss of power. Your home and its location can help you identify your specific vulnerabilities to climate change. If you are in the process of making upgrades to your home, you should consider additional retrofits that could help protect your home and your family from environmental damages.

Disclaimer

NRCan does not endorse the services of any contractor, nor any specific product, and accepts no liability in the selection of materials, products, contractors, or performance of workmanship. Before undertaking upgrades or renovations, find out about the appropriate products and installation techniques, and ensure that all renovations meet local building codes and by-laws.

Insulation

The Canadian Greener Homes Grants initiative helps homeowners increase their home insulation. Insulation slows the rate of heat loss to the outdoors, resulting in improved energy use, and can increase energy savings. The insulation’s resistance to heat flow is measured using both an RSI value and an R-value. R-value is the imperial measurement and the Résistance Système International (RSI) value is the metric measurement. The higher the resistance value, the slower the rate of heat transfer through the insulating material. Recommendations on insulation improvements and the calculation of your incentive will use these values. Read more about insulation materials.

All equipment must be purchased in Canada. Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.

Attic / Ceiling Insulation

Relatively easy access makes the attic a favourite starting point to insulate for many homeowners. Even if an attic is already insulated, there may be an opportunity to add more to improve home comfort and increase the energy efficiency of your home. Learn more about insulation.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • Insulate a minimum of 20% of the total area of your attic or ceiling.
  • You must increase the insulation value (R-value or RSI).
  • Add insulation in the same location (e.g., attic floor vs. attic ceiling) as the insulation present at the time of the pre-retrofit evaluation.

Important:

  • The grant amounts reflect a situation where 100% of the ceiling area is one roof type. Your home may have a combination of ceiling types.
  • The total grant for any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof insulation cannot exceed $5,000.
  • The total amount of your reimbursement will be calculated based on the total percentage of your attic that you choose to insulate. For example, if you insulate 80% of your attic you would qualify for 80% of the amount listed below.
Select below the current level of insulation in your home at the time of the pre-evaluation: Grant amounts
(by the level of additional insulation added to your home)
If you achieve a total minimum insulation value of RSI ≥ 8.81 (or R-50 for your attic If you achieve a total minimum insulation value of RSI ≥ 4.93 (or R-28) for your flat roof and/or cathedral ceiling If you insulate your uninsulated flat roof or cathedral ceiling to increase its insulation value by a minimum of RSI 3.52 (R-20)
No insulation N/A N/A $780
RSI 2.11 (R-12) and less $2,340 $780 $780
Greater than RSI 2.11 (R-12) and up to RSI 4.40 (R-25) $780 $325 N/A
Greater than RSI 4.40 (R-25) and up to RSI 6.16 (R-35) $325 N/A N/A

For northern communities only

Additional insulation options
Select below the current level of insulation in your home at the time of the pre-evaluation: Grant amounts
(by the level of additional insulation added to your home)
If you achieve a total minimum insulation value of RSI ≥ 10.57 (or R-60 for your attic (for northern communities only) If you achieve a total minimum insulation value of RSI ≥ 7.04 (or R-40) for your flat roof and/or cathedral ceiling (for northern communities only)
No insulation N/A N/A
RSI 2.11 (R-12) and less $5,000 $1,560
Greater than RSI 2.11 (R-12) and up to RSI 4.40 (R-25) $2,000 $750
Greater than RSI 4.40 (R-25) and up to RSI 6.16 (R-35) $1,000 $200

Exterior wall insulation

The walls of your home can account for about 20% of heat loss. In addition to heat loss through the walls, there are many cracks and other access points that allow uncontrolled air and water leakage into and out of your home. To help choose the right product for your job, review the characteristics of blown-in and foamed-in insulations.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

Important:

  • The total amount of your reimbursement will be calculated based on the total percentage of your wall that you choose to insulate. This means if you insulate 80% of your wall area, you would qualify for 80% of the amount listed below.
  • For a semi- detached or end unit row house, you will not qualify for the full amount of the grant. The maximum you would be eligible for is 75% of the listed amounts. For a middle unit row house, the maximum grant you would qualify for is 50% of the listed amounts.
  • There are no incentives available for insulation of walls between individual units.
Minimum additional insulation Grant Amounts
(by the level of additional insulation added to your home)
Percent area that you choose to insulate Add insulation value of R-7.5 to R-12 Add insulation greater than R-12 to R-20 Add insulation
> R-20 above
20% $858 $988 $1,300
100% $4,290 $4,940 $5,000

Exposed Floor

Some homes have open foundations and exposed floors. Insulating vulnerable areas of your home such as attached garages or additions can improve comfort and save energy. The intent of this measure is to provide insulation under homes with main floors exposed to the outdoors. Learn more about insulating exposed floors.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • Insulate the entire exposed floor area (minimum area of 11 square meters or 120 square feet).
  • This can include overhangs and floors above unheated spaces such as an unheated garage.
The current level of insulation in your home at the time of the pre-evaluation: Grant amounts
(by the level of additional insulation added to your home) If you insulate with minimum of RSI 3.5 (R-20)
N/A $455

For northern communities only

Additional insulation options
The current level of insulation in your home at the time of the pre-evaluation: Grant amounts
(by the level of additional insulation added to your home) If you insulate with a minimum of RSI 1.76 (R-10) continuous to achieve a total minimum insulation value of RSI ≥ 8.81 (or R-50) (for the northern communities only)
≤ RSI 5.28 (R-30) $1,500

Basement / Foundation Insulation

Did you know that basements can account for about 20% of a home’s total heat loss? Air leakage can also occur through basement windows and at the top of the foundation wall. Learn more about insulation a basement and foundation.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • Insulate a minimum of 20% of the wall area of the foundation, including basement and crawlspace walls.

Important:

  • You can combine the grants shown below: i.e. adding insulation to the basement header and wall insulation.
  • For a semi- detached or end unit row house, you will not qualify for the full amount of the grant - the maximum you would be eligible for is 75% of the listed amounts.
  • For a middle unit row house, the maximum grant you would qualify for is 50% of the listed amounts.
  • There are no grants available for insulation of walls between individual units.
  • When both a basement and crawlspace are present, all applicable grants are pro-rated to a maximum of $1,950 based on the total wall area and the additional insulation.
Seal and insulate at least: Grant amount
80% of your entire basement header area to increase its insulation value by a minimum of RSI 3.52 (R-20) $312
50% of your entire basement slab by a minimum of RSI 0.62 (R-3.5) $520
Minimum additional wall insulation Grant Amounts
(by the level of additional insulation added to your home)
Percent area that you choose to insulate Add insulation value of RSI 1.76 (R-10) to RSI 3.87 (R-22) Add insulation greater than RSI 3.87 (R-22)
20% $273 $390
100% $1,365 $1,950

Crawlspace

Did you know that a crawlspace can be insulated in two ways: the walls of the crawlspace can be insulated on the inside or the outside, resulting in a heated area. The house floor above it can also be insulated.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • Add insulation in the crawlspace wall and header, or ceiling.
  • Insulate the entire area noted in the Recommended Upgrade Report
  • If you are also insulating your basement, the maximum you can receive for insulating both areas is $1950.

Important:

  • If you live in a semi- detached or end unit row house, you will not qualify for the full amount of the grant - the maximum you would be eligible for is 75% of the listed amounts.
  • If you live in a middle unit row house, the maximum grant you would qualify for is 50% of the listed amounts.
Grant Amounts
(by the level of additional insulation added to your home)
Add insulation value of RSI 1.76 (R-10) to RSI 3.87 (R-22) Add insulation value greater than RSI 3.87 (R-22) Add insulation value greater than RSI 4.23 (R-24)
Insulate 100% of the crawlspace's total exterior wall area, including the header area $1,352 $1,690 N/A
Insulate 100% of the crawlspace ceiling (preferably with minimum continuous insulation) N/A N/A $1040

Air-sealing

Making improvements to reduce the air from leaving your house is the single most important retrofit to improve energy efficiency, and it should be considered first in any retrofit strategy. Your Renovation Upgrade Report (RUR) will provide you with a target to improve the air-tightness of your home. The lower the value you achieve; the more favourable the grant amount. Typically, these levels would be achieved with the assistance of an air-sealing professional.

Perform professional air sealing to improve the air-tightness of your home.

Options: Grant Amounts
Meet the target in your RUR $715
Obtain a larger Grant:
If you reach 10% better than the target in your report (i.e. 0.9 x target valueFootnote 1) $1053
If you reach 20% better than the target in your report (i.e. 0.8 x target valueFootnote 1) $1,300

Air-sealing - Table Footnotes

Footnote 1

Your post-retrofit report will provide more details regarding the target value.

Return to first footnote 1 referrer

Windows and doors

There are a number of options for upgrading the energy efficiency of your windows. A total window and frame replacement with new, high-performance ENERGY STAR® certified windows or inserts can make your home more comfortable, save energy, and help fight climate change. Learn more about replacing your windows.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • All equipment must be purchased in Canada.
  • Online purchases must be from a distributor located in Canada.
  • The equipment must be on the eligible list.
  • Maintain the ENERGY STAR labels on your windows and doors until after your post-retrofit evaluation.

Important:

  • A new window unit can be inserted into the existing frame of an old window, but replacements of only the glass, sash or door without a frame are not eligible.
  • A maximum of $325 per rough opening up to cap of $5000.
Options: Amount ($)
Per rough openingFootnote 2
Meet the target in your RUR $550

Replace your windows or sliding glass doors with ENERGY STARFootnote 3 certified models:

  • U-Factor of 1.22 W/m²K or less or
  • Energy Rating ≥ 34
  • Your selection must be on one the following lists: windows or sliding glass doors
$162.5

Replace your windows or sliding glass doors with ENERGY STAR Most Efficient models:

  • U-Factor of 1.05 W/m²K or less or
  • Energy Rating ≥ 40
  • Your selection must be on one the following lists: windows or sliding glass doors
$325

Replace hinged doors, with or without sidelites or transoms ENERGY STAR certified models:

$162.5

Thermostats

Smart or programmable thermostats help improve your comfort, help you save money on your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint. Choosing a smart or programmable thermostat allows you to schedule temperatures to automatically adjust to energy-saving time-frames.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • Must be combined with another retrofit measures from the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

    Exclusion: New heat pumps are installed with new thermostats and cannot be combined with this grant. A resiliency measures and a thermostat must be combined with another measure (in order to qualify for the grants).

  • All equipment must be purchased in Canada.
  • Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.
Option: Grant amount
Replace a manual thermostat by a programmable or smart / adaptive thermostat $65

Heating

Canada's cold climate means that space heating accounts for over 60% of the energy used in the average Canadian home. Make the switch to more energy-efficient heating equipment such as a heat pump to cut your utility bill and reduce your carbon footprint. Keep in mind that the cost of energy to operate a product over its lifetime is just as important as its purchase price. Learn more about energy-efficient heating equipment.

Many homes in moderate climates can rely on these heat pumps to heat or cool their homes year-round. In colder climates, a “cold-climate” heat pump is more effective and reduces the need for a supplementary heating source. A heat pump is an electrically driven device that extracts heat from a low temperature place and delivers it to a higher temperature place. Learn more about heat pumps.

A contractor or energy advisor can help with estimating the economics of heat pumps in your area, and the potential savings you can achieve. Heat pumps in general can come at a higher cost compared to other heating systems due to the number of components in the system. In some regions and cases, this added cost can be recouped and significant GHGs savings can be made in a relatively short period through energy cost savings. However, in other regions, varying utility rates can extend this period. Speak with your Energy Advisor to see if a heat pump is right for you.

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Your new pump must be on one of the eligible list of products below in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

All equipment must be purchased in Canada. Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Two grants are available for ground source heat pump (geothermal system): 1) the installation of a full system or 2) the replacement of the heat pump unit.

Criteria:

In order to be eligible to receive a grant for this equipment, the following criteria must be met:

  • Installation: Your ground source heat pump unit must be installed by a licenced and trained professional. When using a licensed professional it is highly recommended that you obtain proof of their licence to install equipment in your province or territory (PDF, 120 KB).
  • Attestation: It is highly recommended that you ask the licensed and trained professional to sign an attestation form that the installation has been completed according to the CSA standard - ANSI/CSA/IGSHPA C448 SERIES (latest version), "Design and installation of ground source heat pump systems for commercial and residential buildings." Download the attestation form (PDF, 120 KB).
  • Eligible product list: Your new pump must be on a list of eligible products (view below)
  • Purchase location: All ground source heat pump equipment must be purchased in Canada. Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.
  • Performance criteria (see below)
Equipment Energy efficiency performance criteria Grant Amount
Install a ground Source Heat Pump – full system (geothermal system)
  • Existing system capacity must be ≤ 40kW.

Open Systems

  • Heating COPh  ≥ 3.6 with 10°C entering water
  • Cooling COPc ≥ 4.75 with 15°C entering water

Closed Loop Systems

  • Heating COPh ≥ 3.1 with 0°C entering water
  • Cooling COPc ≥ 3.93 with 25°C entering water

Product eligibility list

DX systems not eligible.

$5,000
Replace a ground Source Heat Pump unit – pump
  • Existing system capacity must be ≤ 40kW.

Open Systems

  • Heating COPh ≥ 3.6 with 10°C entering water
  • Cooling COPc ≥ 4.75 with 15°C entering water

Closed Loop Systems

  • Heating COPh ≥ 3.1 with 0°C entering water
  • Cooling COPc ≥ 3.93 with 25°C entering water

Product eligibility list

DX systems are not eligible.

$3,900

Air and Cold Climate Heat Pumps

For air source heat pumps, there are two levels of grants depending on the size of the equipment installed. Learn more about heat pumps

Criteria:

The following installation requirements must be met:

  • Attestations: It is highly recommended that homeowners get two attestations from the contractor:
  • Eligible product lists: Your new pump must be on the list of eligible products (view below)
  • Purchase location: All equipment must be purchased in Canada. Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.
  • Performance criteria (see below)
Equipment Energy efficiency performance criteria Grant Amount

Air source heat pump (ASHP)
Install a complete ENERGY STAR certified new or replacement air source heat pump (ASHP) system or a variable capacity cold climate air source heat pump (ccASHP) system, intended to service the entire home.

The newly installed system must meet the following criteria:

Note: In case of central split ducted and single package systems, if part of the ENERGY STAR certified system, the furnace or air handler must always be the specified matching unit.

$3,250

Install a complete ENERGY STAR certified new or replacement air source heat pump (ASHP) system, intended to service the entire home (not available for Quebec or Nova Scotia residents)

The newly installed system must meet the following criteria:

  • minimum total rated heating capacity at 8.3°C of 3.52kW (12,000 Btu/h)
  • HSPF (AHRI Climate Region Zone IV) ≥ 10
  • minimum three indoor heads for ductless units or central system
  • Your new pump must be on the list of eligible products (not available for Quebec or Nova Scotia residents)

Note: In case of central split ducted and single package systems, if part of the ENERGY STAR certified system, the furnace or air handler must always be the specified matching unit.

$5,000

Cold Climate Heat Pumps (CCHP)
Install a complete ENERGY STAR certified new or replacement variable capacity cold climate air source heat pump (ccASHP) system, intended to service the entire home.

  • a new or replacement CCHP system intended to service the entire home
  • compressor must be variable capacity with three or more distinct operating speeds, or continuously variable speed
  • minimum total rated heating capacity at 8.3°C of 3.52kW (12,000 BTU/h)
  • HSPF (AHRI Climate Region Zone IV) ≥ 10
  • minimum three indoor heads ductless or central system
  • COP of ≥ 1.8 at -15°C (5°F) (at maximum capacity operation);
  • capacity Maintenance (Max -15°C (5°F)/Rated 8.3°C (47°F)) ≥ 70%
  • Your new pump must be on the list of eligible products
  • Quebec or Nova Scotia residents: Your new pump must be on the list of eligible products

Note: For central ducted systems, if part of the cold climate heat pump listed systems, the furnace or air handler must always be the specified matching unit.

$5,000

Replacing existing fossil-fuel burning equipment

Improve the efficiency of your heating equipment by replacing existing fossil-fuel burning equipment one of the following options below. Did you know? An ENERGY STAR certified forced-air furnace, fuelled by gas uses 6% less energy, on average, than a standard model and an ENERGY STAR certified boiler, fuelled by gas uses 10% less energy, on average, than a standard model.

Criteria:

The following installation requirements must be met:

  • Homeowner must live in a northern community, off-grid.
  • Attestations: It is highly recommended that homeowners get two attestations from the contractor:
  • Purchase location: All equipment must be purchased in Canada. Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.
  • Eligible product lists: Your equipment must be on the list of eligible products (view below)
  • Performance criteria (see below)
Equipment Eligibility performance criteria Grant Amount

Option 1:

Replace an oil-fired boiler with an ENERGY STAR certified residential oil-fired boilers

$3,500

Option 2:

Replace a boiler with an ENERGY STAR certified residential gas-fired boilers

$1600

Option 3:
Replace an oil-fired furnace with an ENERGY STAR certified residential oil-fired furnaces

$3,500

Option 4:
Replace a furnace with an ENERGY STAR certified residential gas-fired furnaces

$1,600

Domestic hot water equipment

Water heating accounts for over 20% of the energy used in the average Canadian home. Learn more about making the switch to a more energy-efficient water heater to save money on your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint.

There are installation requirements that must be met as follows:

  • Must be installed by a licenced and trained professional. When using a licensed professional it is highly recommended that you obtain proof of their licence to install equipment in your province or territory.
  • Your new water heater must be on the list of eligible products
  • All equipment must be purchased in Canada. Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.
Option: Eligibility criteria for reimbursement Grant amount per home
Replace your domestic water heater with an ENERGY STAR certified domestic hot water heat pump (DHW-HP)

Energy efficiency performance and installation

  • ENERGY STAR certification as defined at the first home evaluation (pre-retrofit)
  • Capacity ≤ 55 gal
    • EF ≥ 2.00 with FHR ≥ 50 gallons per hour or UEF ≥ 2.00 FHR ≥ 45 gallons per hour
  • Capacity > 55 gal
    • EF ≥ 2.20 FHR ≥ 50 gallons per hour or UEF ≥ 2.20 FHR ≥ 45 gallons per hour
$1,300

Renewable energy systems

Renewable energy is energy derived from natural processes that are replenished at a rate that is equal to or faster than the rate at which they are consumed. Under the Canada Greener Homes initiative, you can receive a grant for installing solar photovoltaic technology that converts sunlight directly into electricity. Under our climate resiliency grants, you may be eligible for reimbursements for a portion of the cost of the installation of batteries to store your solar energy. Learn more about solar panels for homes.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursementFootnote 4:

  • All equipment must be purchased in Canada
  • Online purchases must be from a distributor located in Canada
  • The system must be composed of photovoltaic (PV) panel and inverter certified to CSA Standards
  • The rated PV panel must have peak power capacity higher than or equal to 1.0 kW
Option: Incentive amount
Single-family home MURBs
Install solar panels (photovoltaic (PV) system) ≥ 1.0 kW $1,300 per kW $1300

Resiliency measures

Climate change and its effects often hit close to home. Many environmental factors related to climate change can have an impact on your home causing fire, flooding, wind and loss of power. Your home and its location can help you identify your specific vulnerabilities to climate change.

If you are in the process of making upgrades to your home, consider additional retrofits that could help protect your home and your family from environmental damages at the same time.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

The resiliency measure detailed below must be combined with an energy efficiency retrofit from the Canadian Greener Homes Grants initiative.

Option Incentive amount
Batteries connected to Photovoltaic systems to provide standby power for home $1,300
Roofing Membrane – Self-adhering roofing underlayment applied to entire roof $195
Foundation water-proofing $1,137.50
Moisture proofing crawl space floor, walls and headers (100%) $780

Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs)

A small MURB is a building of three or fewer storeys in height, having a building area not exceeding 600 m2, and are not retirement homes. MURBs must either be stacked (up/down) or have a common area – townhomes are not MURBs. View the full definition and eligibility details.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • The small MURB must conform with the definition set out by the Greener Homes Grant initiative
  • A single EnerGuide evaluation must be undertaken of the entire structure (or address) and not on a unit by unit basis.
  • Homeowners within the MURB need to organize themselves (e.g. by way of condo board) in such a way that all homeowners are aware that evaluation has taken place.
  • Retrofits in a MURB must be agreed to by the person or persons able to make decisions about the renovations to the building.
  • Individual homeowners within the MURB must apply for individual grants of up to $5,000 based on the single EnerGuide evaluation undertaken for the entire structure.

Calculating incentives

MURBs do not qualify for measures related to heating or domestic water heaters.

Insulation and air sealing

The maximum allowable amount for building envelope measures – adding insulation and/or air sealing - in MURBs will be calculated based on the number of units within the building. The table below provides the multiplier amount.

Number of dwelling units per MURB 2–3 4–6 7–9 10–12 13–16 17+
MURB Multiplier 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 4.0

For example, a MURB having 9 units wanting to claim amounts for both air sealing and exposed wall insulation would be calculated as follows:

(Air Sealing Maximum $1,300 x 2.0 = $2,600) + (Exposed floor $350 x 2.0 = $700) = $3,300

Reimbursements for building envelope measures must be claimed by one homeowner only and cannot be split. In other words, if one homeowner in a MURB only claims a portion of the measure, another home owner cannot claim the remainder.

Windows and Doors:

The windows and doors grants are calculated on a rough openingFootnote 5 basis. The allocated grant amount is the same as for a home. MURBs can install as many windows and/or doors up to a total of $5,000 per homeowner and a maximum of $20,000 per MURB.

Heating and cooling

Small MURBs will not qualify for measures related to heat pumps or domestic water heaters.

Thermostats will not qualify for the multiplier for MURBs.

Renewables and resiliency

Small MURBs can apply the multiplier for the installation of a photovoltaic (PV) system (max $5,000) and for resiliency measures.

View full details about MURBs

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