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Canada Greener Homes Grant

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is no longer accepting new applicants in all provinces. Homeowners who are already participating are encouraged to proceed in a timely manner with their retrofits and will continue to be eligible for funding and support through the Canada Greener Homes portal.

If you are an Ontario, Quebec or Nova Scotia homeowner participating in the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus, the Rénoclimat or the Home Energy Assessment program, please contact your provincial program for more information.

The Canada Greener Homes Loan and the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program remain open. Thank you for your interest.

Helping you save energy and make your home more comfortable

We want to help Canadians make where they live more energy efficient. The Canada Greener Homes Initiative will help homeowners save money, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors and fight climate change.

Grants from $125 to $5,000
To get back a portion of your costs for eligible home retrofits
Up to $600
As a maximum contribution toward the total costs of your pre- and post retrofit EnerGuide evaluations

NOTE: This information is for applicants residing in: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon.

Existing applicants residing in the following locations should refer to their listed webpage for information:

Learn about the grant process.

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How it works

Recommended retrofits

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You’ve decided you’d like to make retrofits to your home to make it more comfortable, resilient, and energy efficient.

There are a number of eligible retrofits through the Canada Greener Homes Grant you might like to consider.

Energy advisors play an important role in the Grant process: they conduct an EnerGuide home evaluation before your retrofits … … and assess your home from attic to foundation.

Their report will help you understand how your home energy is used and prioritize retrofits with the most benefit for your home.

After you’ve completed your retrofits, they’ll return to measure the difference in energy efficiency you’ve achieved.

Your house is a system. All the parts work together.

The building envelope is an important part of that system—it keeps out extreme temperatures, moisture, dust, and wind. It includes all building components that separate the indoors from the outdoors: exterior walls, foundation, roof, windows, and doors. First, improving the building envelope is your most important task; it will last a long time and make your house much more energy efficient… not to mention more comfortable!

Next you can turn your attention to mechanical systems like those for heating, cooling, ventilation, and water heating.

You might want to consider installing solar panels, and consider resiliency measures.

Heat is easily lost in empty spaces in exterior walls. Insulation’s job is to divide that space into many small pockets of still air, which reduces heat transfer between the inside and the outside.
Insulation is rated by how well it resists the heat flow and is given an R-value. The higher the number, the better it insulates. To increase your home’s efficiency, you can add insulation to the roof, exterior wall, exposed floor, basement, and crawl space. You can also ensure that the entire building envelope is insulated without any rooms or areas left without insulation.

You can also replace your windows and doors with ENERGY STAR® certified models and make sure they are eligible for the grant. Professional window and door installers will apply insulating foam and caulking which will also reduce drafts and noise. These measures can lead to a reduction in drafts, as well as increasing heat retention and comfort.

Driven by electricity, a heat pump extracts heat from outside and delivers it inside the home.
The technology has similarities to how a fridge or air conditioner works. In summer it’s reversed so your home is cooled instead. Heat pumps have lower carbon emissions and can have lower running costs than other heating systems like fuel-fired furnaces. A number of heat pumps that extract heat from the air or ground, as well as heat pump water heaters, are eligible for the Grant. Speak to your energy advisor to determine if a heat pump is a good option for your home.

Solar panels collect sunlight and convert it into electric current. Installing solar panels can save money and reduce green house gas emissions.

Homeowners have always had to take steps to weather any natural disasters that may come. These are different depending on where you live—your risks could include flooding, hurricanes, ice storms, wildfires, and power outages. Climate change has now made these even more common.

As you plan your retrofits, consider these possibilities and how you might mitigate them.
For example, batteries connected to a solar system can be helpful during extended power outages. Or basement wall waterproofing can help keep your home impervious to water in storms.

Since your house functions as a system and all the parts work together, doing multiple retrofits enhances the effects of each one. This is the best way to maximize energy savings and increase the comfort of your home.

The Canada Greener Homes Loan offers interest-free financing in addition to the Grant
to help you complete some of the more major retrofits recommended by your energy advisor.
Once you’ve completed your retrofits, it’s time to enjoy the comfort of your greener home
and the peace of mind in knowing that you’re saving money and energy, while reducing your impact on climate change.

To get helpful, in-depth information on all the eligible retrofits or to learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Initiative visit Canada.ca/greener-homes-initiative

Unsolicited phone calls or door-to-door visits—Remain vigilant!

NRCan has not approved any third parties to make unsolicited contact with homeowners to register for or participate in the Canada Greener Homes Grant. The Government of Canada, NRCan and its family of brands (ENERGY STAR, EnerGuide) never solicit over the telephone, or by email or go door-to-door asking to enter Canadians’ homes to inspect, sell, or rent heating and cooling products. EnerGuide home energy evaluations are performed by licensed service organizations only at the request of homeowners. Learn how to recognize energy scams.

Resources for existing applicants

Need a loan for your retrofit?

The Canada Greener Homes Loan offers interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to help Canadians make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable. Homeowners are required to complete a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation to participate in the program. Only retrofits that are recommended by an energy advisor and that have not yet been started are eligible.

Learn more about how to apply for the Canada Greener Homes Loan

Contact us

Business hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

Grant inquiries
Email: canadagreenerhomesgrant-subventionmaisonsvertes@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
Phone: 1-833-674-8282
TTY: 1-800-465-7735

Loan inquiries
Phone: 1-866-292-9517
Email: Questions@cghli.ca

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