Energy efficiency resources for your home retrofits
Home retrofits pay dividends
Find out how to save money
Any home, no matter when it was built, can become more energy-efficient. Even with modern construction standards that demand greater energy efficiency, both new and older homes can be retrofitted to improve their energy performance. This can help save you money.
What is an energy-efficient home?
Modern construction standards demand greater energy efficiency in new homes. Both newer and older homes can be retrofitted to improve their energy performance. Homeowners can be energy-efficient in their habits too.
How can I make my home more energy-efficient?
Whether you’re planning small fixes or major renovations, consider making energy efficiency retrofits. It will help lower your consumption and energy bills, make your home more comfortable to live in, and can add value to your home.
Make small changes that add up
Save energy and money by making modest investments and minor changes around your home. Improvements can be found outside and inside your home. View room-by-room energy efficiency improvements.
Have your home evaluated
Learn more about how to have your home evaluated to improve energy efficiency with an EnerGuide home evaluation.
What does the EnerGuide label mean?
The EnerGuide label shows how much energy a product uses and how it compares to similar models. It helps you make informed decisions about the energy use of products you buy.
Renovating for energy efficiency
Your home operates as a system. All of its elements – the building envelope, ventilation, heating and cooling systems, the external environment and even the activities of the occupants – affect one another.
Resources on sustainable and affordable housing
- Explore financial incentives by province and territory
- National housing strategy
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation affordable housing initiatives
- National Housing Co-investment fund
- Federation of Canadian Municipalities - sustainable affordable housing initiatives
Initiatives and resources for Indigenous households and communities
Reducing reliance on diesel
Supports projects to help Canada’s rural, remote and Indigenous communities to reduce reliance on diesel fuel and transition to clean energy
Housing initiatives for Indigenous Peoples
Find out about initiatives and subsidies that support the building and management of housing for Indigenous Peoples.
Explore careers in energy efficiency
Find out how Indigenous governments or organizations can apply for energy advisor recruitment, training and mentorship support, and about other skills and workforce development programs.
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Find other incentives to help you make changes at home
When it comes to energy in Canada, where you live matters. If you are not eligible for this initiative or are looking to take your energy upgrades even further, take advantage of existing rebates being offered by our other levels of governments and utilities in your region, including a number of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. Many provinces, territories, municipalities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have initiatives specifically for low-income Canadians.
- Find the most energy efficient model for your needs
- Consider additional retrofits that could help protect your home and your family
- Consumer Caution!
- Find service organizations for existing homes
- Learn about keeping the heat in
- Learn about the results from an EnerGuide home evaluation
- Read more about energy efficiency in our spotlight
- Professional opportunities
Taking action for our environment
Connect with hundreds of online resources that can help you take action to fight climate change and protect the environment.
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