The Canada Greener Homes Initiative provides grants and a loan for EnerGuide evaluations and for retrofits. It is important that you read all eligibility criteria and grant requirements to be sure that you will qualify for the grant at the end of the process.
You must complete a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation before beginning the retrofits to be eligible for the grant.
Canada Greener Homes Grant: The homeowner journey
Step 1. Apply – Select a service organization.
Step 2A. Pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation – Prioritize your renovations.
Step 2B. (optional) Interest-free loan - Apply for the Canada Greener Homes Loan.
Step 3. Retrofit your home - Consult the renovation upgrade report.
Step 4. Post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation - Log in to the grant portal to access the results.
Step 5. Request and receive your grant - Upload your documents, and confirm your grant.
Step 6. Complete your retrofit journey – Enjoy the benefits and savings of a greener home.
Learn about how the grant process works, and ensure you meet all the eligibility criteria for the grant before you apply. Select a service organization to conduct the EnerGuide evaluation, and submit your application through the Canada Greener Homes Grant portal.
This is a mandatory step before you start your retrofits.
An energy advisor performs the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, which measures the energy efficiency of your home. The energy advisor is registered with Natural Resources Canada and is a representative of the service organization you select when you apply through the Canada Greener Homes Grant portal.
Once you have received your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation and decided which retrofits you would like to do, you can apply for a loan. The loan will help cover the cost of retrofits that are both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor.
To apply for the loan, you must provide at least one cost estimate for the retrofits.
You are not eligible for a loan if you have already started or completed the retrofits.
Note: You will receive the loan only after the completed work has been verified through a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation.
You must book a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, and submit the required documents online or by mail. Once the post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is complete, your new EnerGuide label will show you how much more energy-efficient your home has become.
You will receive an email asking you to confirm your total grant amount, which will help you cover part of your retrofits cost. After you confirm, you will receive a cheque for the grant by mail within the 30 business days.
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