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Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...EnerGuide rating of 80 or higher will earn you $2,000 on a single family home. An additional $200 is available for meeting requirements of EnergyStar appliances. TheEnergyStar incentive is also available to multi-unit residential buildings, at $200 per unit. LiveSmart BC : Since its launch, The LiveSmart BC : Efficie...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...EnerGuide rating of 100. The home also boasts a Walk Score of 56 and a transit score of 58. Strategic decisions: The original home on this property was beginning to demonstrate foundation failure, continuous sewer backups, and the need for a complete mechanical overhaul. When considering the c...

$40k Interest-Free Loans for Green Home Renos, How to Apply Canada 2021
Grants and incentives

Greener Homes interest-free loan scheme 2021 Canada - the ultimate guide

...EnerGuide home energy evaluation. To help homeowners and build on these measures, the 2021 Federal Budget also proposed $4.4 billion over 5 years, starting in 2021-2022, to help up to 200,000 homeowners complete deep home retrofits in Canada through interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to make poorly-built homes sign...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...EnerGuide ratings, with Coefficients of Performance (COPs) above 5 in the cooling season and above 3 in the heating season. Disregarding installation costs for the moment, here is what that would mean on a monthly utility bill - conventional electric resistance heat (baseboard heaters, boilers, toasters, hairdryers, ...