The following property types are eligible for program funding. Note that the images shown next to the property type definitions are examples only and should not be interpreted as the only representation under these property types. Verify your property type with your energy advisor.
Regardless of property type, the building must meet the following requirementsFootnote 1 to be eligible:
It has three or fewer storeys above ground.
The building area does not exceed 600 m2.
The building must be habitable year-round.
Ineligible under the Canada Greener Homes Initiative:
New homes (6 months or newer based on the date of occupancy by the first homeowner) and new additions to existing homes are not eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant or the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program.
In the following definitions, a house contains only one dwelling unitFootnote 2, while a multi-unit residential building (MURB) contains two or more units (dwelling unit or non-residential unit).
Single and semi-detached houses
Single detached: A single detached house is a dwelling unitFootnote 2 with walls and roofs independent of any other building. If two houses are connected only through a garage or an unheated space, both houses are considered to be detached.
Semi-detached: A semi-detached house is part of a set of two dwelling units separated from each other by one vertical division termed a “party wall.” Each dwelling unit is identified as “semi-detached” and evaluated separately.
Townhomes and row housing
Townhomes and row housing: Each townhome or row house shares one or more walls with adjacent properties but has its own entrance. A townhome or row house may be connected to adjacent properties on one side (end unit), both sides (middle unit), or back-to-back.
Mobile homes (on a permanent foundation)
Mobile home: A mobile home is a movable dwelling unit designed and constructed to be transported by road on its own chassis to a site and placed on a permanent foundation such as blocks, posts or a pad.
Permanently moored floating homes
Permanently moored floating home: A permanently moored floating home is a structure floating in water that incorporates a flotation system that maintains the building envelope above the waterline (typically greater than 400 mm [15.75 in.]) under normal load conditions. The floating home is not primarily intended for, or usable in, navigation and does not include a watercraft designed or intended for navigation.
Low-rise multi-unit residential buildings
Low-rise multi-unit residential building (MURB): A low-rise MURBFootnote 3 is a building with three or fewer storeys above ground that has a footprint of 600 m2 or less and contains between 2 and 100 units. The units must be either fully or partially stacked (up/down) or joined by a common space if not stacked. Each unit must have a private entrance, either from the outside of the building or from a common space. A low-rise apartment building, triplex, duplex, or house with a secondary suiteFootnote 4 is a MURB.
Ineligible for the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program
Low-rise MURBs with more than 2 units are not eligible for the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program.
Mixed-use buildings (residential portion only)
Mixed-use building: A mixed-use building is a building that has a mix of residential and non-residential occupancies (that is, a house or MURB that contains one or more dwelling units as well as commercial or retail space). At least 50% of the total floor area must be residential living space (that is, areas used for dwelling units and common spaces). The combined total floor area of the non-residential spaces must be less than that of the residential spaces and must not exceed 300 m2, excluding parking garages that serve residential occupancies.
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