Details about the Energy Efficiency Renovation Grant
Here’s what you need to know about the Canada Greener Homes Grant:
• Homeowners can qualify for up to $600, for both a pre and post evaluation of your home. Energy advisors qualify for the evaluation, and this is only reimbursed once both have been completed.
• Once you have an idea of your plans, you can receive up to $5,000 total to make the retrofits to your home.
• The Federal Government is also offering homeowners an interest free loan program, of up to $40,000 to help with these changes.
Here’s what you can upgrade in your home, and how much qualifies under the grant.
Please note: there are specific criteria you have to meet to be eligible for these amounts, which is why you need the pre and post evaluation to ensure you met those requirements.
• Home insulation for your attic/ceiling, exterior walls, exposed floors, basements, foundations and crawl spaces (up to $5,000)
• Air-sealing to reduce those pesky drafts and reinforce your home’s envelope (up to $1,000)
• Windows and doors that you replace with Energy Star certified models (up to $5,000)
• Smart thermostats like NEST to manage energy in your home. This has to be combined with another retrofit (up to $50).
• Replace or upgrade your furnaces and other equipment to become more energy efficient ($5,000)
• Solar Panels are covered as a renewably energy source for your home (up to $5,000)
What do I need to do to get started
To make the most of improving your home’s building envelope, heating, and solar energy, you need to:
- Pre-register with Origin Energy for auditor recommendations and to install your upgrades
- Register for the Federal program > Register Here
- Call your energy auditor and give them your registration number
- Once the pre-audit is completed, choose the items you will upgrade
- Once signed off, send you Origin Energy representative an email and we’ll take it from there
Still have questions? You can contact us and we’ll happily answer your questions.
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