Are you still waiting for approval from the federal government so you can begin your renovation project? Contact Bob Tellier – Registered Energy Advisor at 519-991-7788 for information on how you may proceed before approval has been granted. You can also visit www.allgreenenergy.ca for more detail on the current Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program offered by Enbridge. This program begins Jan 1, 2023. The approval process for the Canada Greener Homes Grant is meant to make sure the home being upgraded is your primary residence. Commercial buildings do not qualify.
Fees are not regulated by the government. You’re energy advisor may work for several service organizations. Contacting your energy advisor before selecting a service organization may help you to save on fees.
Below are some the programs currently available in Ontario. Note that Enbridge has two programs, one is geared to income and the one mentioned here is similar to the Canada Greener Homes Grant.
Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate Program ending Aug 30th 2023
Before you start any renovation work, you must complete a home energy assessment. A registered energy advisor will look at how your home uses energy and tell you which upgrades will help you save – and how they work together. If you complete at least two of the recommended upgrades, you’ll get money back.
The Home Efficiency Rebate can help lower your energy costs and make it more comfortable year-round. Get up to $5,000 in rebates for insulation, air sealing, new windows/doors, water heaters, boilers, furnaces and home energy assessments.
Starting January 1st 2023 Enbridge will be offering the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program. It is a partnership between Enbridge and Canada Greener Homes Grant. This will provide more money for incentives and will make it easier to participate.
Buildings, including our homes, account for 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. We want to help Canadians make where they live more energy-efficient. This means homes will be more comfortable and more affordable to maintain while also supporting our environmental objectives. The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow our domestic green supply chains, and fight climate change.
Up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy efficient retrofits to their homes, such as better insulation
EnerGuide evaluations (worth up to $600) and expert advice to homeowners so they can begin to plan their retrofits
Canada Greener Homes Loan
On June 17th 2022, the Canadian Federal government announced a loan of up to $40,000 toward upgrading the energy efficiency of your home. If approved you would have up to 10 years at zero interest to repay the loan. The loan also works in conjunction with the grant, but you will need to apply and be approved for the loan. For more details visit CMHC’s website by clicking here