Save NOW with a home retrofit grant up to $5000, and save later on your energy bills.
The Government of Canada has renewed the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes Program until March 31, 2012 to help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient and reduce the burden of high energy costs.
Homeowners of most houses including four-season recreational proprieties and low-rise unit residential buildings (MURBs) are eligible.
What is the grant amount for each door, window and skylight that is replaced by an ENERGY STAR certified product?
The grant allocated is $40 per opening. If you want to carry out other renovations, the grant amount can increase, up to $5000.
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Four easy steps
- Registration :First, register with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and receive a registration number. If you do not have access to Internet, you can call 1 800 O-Canada (1 800 622-6232).
- Pre-retrofit Evaluation : Call 1 866 266-0008 to make an appointment with a NRCan licensed energy advisor that will perform a pre-retrofit evaluation of your house, from attic to the foundation, including a blower door test. This report is also for your use. It will help you make the right decisions as for which renovations are the most urgent to carry out in your house.
- Retrofit and receipts : Carry out all eligible upgrades and keep your receipts for three years. The more upgrades you make, the more money you can receive, and greater will be your energy savings.
- Post-retrofit Evaluation : Complete your renovations and obtain a post-retrofit evaluation no later than March 31, 2012. Upon this final evaluation, you must show all your receipts to your energy advisor who will verify that eligible upgrades were purchased and installed after June 6, 2011, and after a pre-retrofit evaluation.
Most homeowners receive a grant cheque from the Government of Canada within 90 days after their post-retrofit evaluation. NRCan also transfers data to complementary incentive programs in certain provinces and territories that issue cheques according to their own criteria and deadlines.