At BestCan, we know that replacing outdated doors and windows with modern, energy-efficient products are some of the best steps that a household can take to lower its utility bills, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We believe the Canada Greener Homes Grant will motivate many households to invest in retrofits that will benefit them, and their entire community. This initiative will reduce energy waste, create jobs, and support a green economic recovery, and we’re proud to be a part of that.
More Details About The Canada Greener Homes Grant
Up to 700,000 Canadian homeowners are eligible for grants of up to $5,000 to make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes, and up to $600 for an EnerGuide home energy evaluation, before and after retrofits.
Eligible home upgrades include:
- replacing windows and doors
- adding insulation
- sealing air leaks
- improving heating and cooling systems
- installing smart thermostats and solar panels
Construction of single-family dwellings increased from 1974 to 1982, as they experienced a quicker recovery following the recession of the mid 1970’s. By the mid-eighties, mortgage rates were on the decline, and single family homes were booming.
How To Get The Canada Greener Homes Grant
There are just a couple of rules to participate in this initiative: A homeowner’s primary residence must be at least six months old, and eligible for an EnerGuide evaluation.
Eligible residences include:
- single and semi-detached houses
- row housing, townhomes
- all-season cottages
- mobile homes on a permanent foundation
- permanently moored floating homes
- small multi-unit residential buildings (three storeys or less with a footprint of 600 m2 or less), and mixed-use buildings (residential portion only)
Retrofits that help protect homes from weather events, like floods and wind damage, are also eligible for the grant, but only if they are done in combination with updates that improve energy efficiency.
It’s Easy To Register For The Canada Greener Homes Grant
If you’re a homeowner, you can go online to register, plan and document your progress, including applying for your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation. You can choose from a list of eligible retrofit options, schedule a post-retrofit evaluation, and apply for reimbursement.