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The Canada Greener Homes Grant provides funds for home evaluations and for retrofits, to a total of $5,600. Homeowners are eligible for up to $600 total for the cost of pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations and for up to $5,000 total for the implementation of eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows doors, and air sealing. It is important that you read all eligibility criteria and grant requirements to be sure that you will qualify for reimbursement at the end of the process.
Learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Grant:
How the grant process works
Step 1: Learn about the grant
Check that you meet all the eligibility criteria for the grant, review the requirements, and learn more about the grant process.
To participate, you must register online on the Greener Homes Grant portal. Up to 700,000 grants will be available. Residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia need to apply directly through their provincial programs to book their EnerGuide evaluation and register. New Brunswick and British Columbia (West Kootenay) have requested that we direct residents in those provinces to go through the provincial program first to ensure homeowners can take advantage of the network of energy advisors already established in those provinces.
Your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is the next step in improving the energy efficiency of your home. This evaluation is mandatory before you undertake your retrofits and will be performed by an NRCan registered energy advisor.
After you receive your EnerGuide evaluation in the Greener Homes program from your energy advisor, you can review the recommendations and decide which retrofits work best for your budget and renovation plans.
You will need to complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor. You can find the recommendations for your home in your Renovations Upgrade Report and through the Greener Homes program online.
After you have completed your home retrofits, you can start the reimbursement process. Y ou need to book your post-retrofit evaluation and submit the required documents online or by mail.
Once your evaluation is complete, your new EnerGuide label and a post-evaluation report will show you how much more energy-efficient your home has become.
Step 5: Receive your reimbursement
You will receive an email asking you to confirm your grant total. Once you confirm your grant total online - you will receive your cheque in the mail.
Protect yourself and your family during COVID-19
We recognize the challenges that continue to be posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of participants in this initiative is a top priority for the Government of Canada. As with all businesses, service organizations and energy advisors must follow their provincial, territorial, and municipal COVID-19 guidelines and laws.
What you have to do
If you think that you are eligible for the Greener Homes program, you must:
All products must be purchased in Canada. Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor located in Canada.
Eligible retrofits for the grant
Our program aims to make a significant environmental impact, stimulate the economy, and make homes comfortable and efficient.
You will need to complete at least one of the retrofits that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their evaluation report to be reimbursed. You can combine eligible retrofits to receive up to $5000.
Special measures for northern 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. See additional incentives for northern and off-grid communities
- Home insulation - up to $5,000
- Attic/ceiling insulation
- Exterior wall insulation
- Exposed floor
- Basement/foundation insulation
- Air-sealing - up to $1,000
- Windows and doors - each window / door is eligible for either $125 or $250
- Thermostats - up to $50 (must be combined with another retrofit)
- Space and water heating - up to $5,000
- Ground Source Heat Pumps
- Air and Cold Climate Heat Pumps
- Heat Pump Water Heaters (max $1000)
- Renewable energy - up to $5,000
- Resiliency measures - up to $1000 (must be combined with another energy efficiency retrofit)
- Retrofits that were done before a pre-retrofit evaluation
- Retrofits that were done before December 1, 2020
- Leased or rented equipment
- Furnaces (unless you live in a northern or off-grid community)
- Air conditioners
- Tankless or gas storage water heaters
- Boilers (unless you live in a northern or off-grid community)
Find other incentives to help you make changes at home
By making home retrofits, you will help Canada meet its 2030 climate change commitments and significantly contribute to Canada’s goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
When it comes to energy in Canada, where you live matters. Take advantage of existing rebates being offered by our other levels of government and utilities in your region. Many provinces, territories, municipalities and non-governmental organizations have initiatives specifically for low-income Canadians.
Benefits of an energy-efficient home
A more comfortable home
Reduce drafts and noise, control the temperature of your home, and cleaner air are some of the benefits of upgrading your home.
A more affordable home
Keep more money in your pocket. Retrofits can help lower your energy consumption and utility bills.
A healthier planet
Help us fight against climate change. Energy efficiency makes homes more resilient and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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