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Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...and better protect them from climate-related risks . The plan also includes the following: Free energy audits for homeowners and landlords (hopefully including blower door testing ) an interest-free loan of up to $40,000 to help homeowners and landlords pay for retrofits A Net Zero Homes Grant of up to $5,000 t...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...AND LAND Oversee the development of communities that are more geared towards walking, cycling and public transportation Protect natural areas and agricultural lands from urban sprawl Provide financial incentives to replace old wood stoves (northern Ontario in particular) BUSINESS AND TRADE Provide funding and create pr...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...and cost: No extra costs, and it will continue to provide heat as long as your home stands. Solar thermal heating and solar water heaters This refers to using solar panels to absorb heat in a liquid (mix of glycol and water) and redistribute it throughout the house, through radiators or radiant floor heat. A syst...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...and out $20 million in grants next year to help create a network of public charging stations for electric vehicles. The province wants public and private sector partners to build fast-charging electric vehicle stations in cities, along highways and at workplaces, apartments and condominiums, said Premier Kathleen Wyn...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...incentives in order to correct things that would have been better done from the start! Now that you understand What a Home Energy Audit is , learn about What Renovations add the most value and What Homebuyers are Looking for and what Green Home Renovation Tax Credits and Incentives are available to help you pay for t...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...and makes it easier to rent when you leave. These are affordable solutions that will help to reduce your bills and the ecological footprint of your home. Renovation tax credits and financial incentives: First speak with your bank and find out what funds you have available. Many banks offer incentives for includin...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...Grants & Interest Free Home Retrofit Loans program , but we will update this page when we have more information. The obligation to have a blower door test done is coming up more and more frequently as building codes improve, and as homeowners demand better performing and more energy efficient homes . It has been esti...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...and Retrofit programs that provide homeowners with incentives to make energy efficiency upgrades. Under the programs, homeowners can receive incentive levels that typically range between $1,000 and $2,500 for energy audits and retrofits such as furnace and water heating systems replacement and insulation.​ Home Winterp...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...and buyers, is that before a house can be put on the market it will require an energy audit and rating, which will be paid for by the government. “Ontarians deserve to know how a home operates when comparing properties to better understand their monthly future payments,” said Jay Nordenstrom, Executive Director of NAIM...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...and certification fees waived for registered charity project proponents LEED® Canada for Homes Affordable Housing Program Municipal and provincial incentives: Check with your municipality what building incentives they have; some offer tax relief for building homes certified to either LEED (Leadership in Energy and ...

Backyard solar panels
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The Ontario MicroFIT program

...and ensure you apply for the right one. Some of the more notable restrictions and requirements include: Non-rooftop solar and wind projects cannot be built on residential properties but can be built on commercial properties and farmland not deemed residential. 60% of the manufacturing and/or production process fo...