Greener Homes Grant – Are You Eligible?

Last week, the Canadian government launched the Canada Greener Homes Grant program, which offers up to $5,000 of reimbursement for energy-saving home upgrades. 

Homeowners can claim up to $5,000 to implement eligible retrofits done after December 1, 2020, and up to $600 for the cost of the pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations, which usually range between $300-750. The reimbursement can be applied for and received once the post-retrofit evaluation has taken place.

list of eligible retrofits and the amount available for compensation includes:

  • Home insulation, up to $5,000;
  • Air-sealing, up to $1,000;
  • Windows and doors with ENERGY STAR certification, up to $5,000( Patio doors and windows between $125-250 depending on the ENERGY STAR certification level, hinged doors up to $125);
  • (Smart) Thermostat, up to $50;
  • Heating, up to $5,000;
  • Renewable energy in the form of photovoltaic solar panels, up to $5,000; and
  • Resiliency measures, including roofing membrane and foundation water-proofing (must be combined with another retrofit), up to $2,625.

Check the web-site Canada Greener Homes Grant program for all details and requirements regarding these grants.

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