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Register and book your pre-retrofit evaluation

To apply for reimbursement, you need to complete the entire retrofit journey.

Follow the step-by-step process online to register for the initiative and book your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation.

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Register for the Canada Greener Homes Grant

To help homeowners make energy efficiency retrofits to their homes, the initiative will provide up to 700,000 grants worth up to $5000. You can either register online or by phone.

Residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia need to apply directly through their provincial programs to book their EnerGuide evaluation and register:

Residents of New Brunswick are encouraged to apply through their provincial programs.

Apply or login to the Greener Homes program

Register or login to the Greener Homes program by logging in to your Sign in Partner account (with your online Canadian banking information) or your GCKey. Learn more about GCKey or call 1-855-438-1102, TTY 1-855-438-1103.

In order to register, you will be asked to provide your:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Type of house
  • Address of your primary residence
  • Proof of ownership with your property tax bill number (this number can be found on your municipal property documents)
  • Proof of residence through either a drivers licence or government issued ID (with address)
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Book your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation

During the process, you will need to complete two EnerGuide evaluations; a pre and post-retrofit evaluation. These evaluations are completed by NRCan registered energy advisors.

When you register, you will search using your postal code and select a service organization in your area. Once you choose your service organization and request your evaluation, you will be contacted by an energy advisor to set up your pre-retrofit evaluation appointment. You will not be reimbursed for the pre-retrofit evaluation unless you continue through the full Greener Homes Grant process.

The pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation provides you expert advice on what retrofits make the most sense for your home. It will help you understand how to improve the energy performance of your home.

When the pre-retrofit evaluation is complete, the energy advisor will provide you with:

  • an EnerGuide home rating and a label
  • a Renovation Upgrade Report and Homeowner Information Sheet with recommendations for improving your home’s energy performance

The post-retrofit evaluation, which you will receive after the work is complete, provides a measure of energy saved and greenhouse gas emissions reduced as a result of the retrofits.

Homeowners will be able to login to access their reports.

Get ready for your evaluation:

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Did you know that buildings, including our homes, account for 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions? That’s one of the reasons why we're introducing the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

It will give homeowners up to $5,000 to help them make energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. 

These upgrades will make their homes more comfortable to live in, reduce costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions. 

But where do you start?

The first step is to have a EnerGuide home evaluation done before the retrofit. Then come the renovations themselves, and finally you'll need a follow up evaluation.

You can register for the program online.

Evaluations are done by independent energy advisors who are registered with Natural Resources Canada through our EnerGuide program.

They generate a report that will help you decide what renovations need to be done and which are eligible for the program or to other provincial programs.

We'll provide up to $600 for the evaluations.

So, what does an energy evaluation look like?

Usually, the energy advisor will start with the exterior of your home, and then evaluate the interior.

They'll note the number, type, and location of all windows and exterior doors.

They'll examine the insulation levels of your walls, ceilings and basement.

They'll record the size and efficiency ratings of your space heating, space cooling and water heating equipment.

They'll look at your home's ventilation equipment.

And finally, they'll measure the level of your home’s airtightness, using a blower door test.

All this data will be compiled using an energy simulation software program that calculates your home’s EnerGuide rating.

You'll get an EnerGuide label, a homeowner information sheet, and a renovation upgrade report to help you make decisions on which upgrades will have the most benefits for your home.

Once your renovations are completed, a post-evaluation will be done to confirm your reimbursement.

That's it! Pretty straightforward, right?

So if you want to save money and help the environment by improving your home, visit the Canada Greener Homes Grant website today to get started.

Costs of your home evaluations

The prices vary across Canada and are dependent on factors like the location and size of a home. The maximum total reimbursement amount is $600 for the two evaluations. Homeowners will pay up-front for their EnerGuide evaluations.

In some cases, the maximum amount for the two evaluations may not cover the full cost of the evaluations.

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Confirm whether you’d like to share your home performance information

As part of the initiative, we encourage you to share your home EnerGuide rating online to compare your home’s performance to homes across Canada.

Share your home retrofit journey

Be proud of what you have accomplished with your home! Use the hashtag #CanadaGreenerHomes to share before and after photos of your energy-efficient retrofits or share your new EnerGuide label. Click the hashtag to see home retrofits from other Canadians and how your improved EnerGuide rating stacks up. We may reach out to feature your retrofit journey on our website!

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