Grants / Guides

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...grants as well, and ask your insurance company about discount rates for a healthier, ecologically responsible home. The Cooperators insurance company offers dis...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...Grants for homeowners to invest in solar and geothermal systems Financial incentives for the purchase of energy efficient houses Establishing a mandatory energy...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

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

Some provincial budgets have made big announcements regarding renovation tax credits. This is excellent news for everyone, as it could be argued that renovatio...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

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

As part of its shift to a low-carbon economy, the Ontario government just released its Five Year Climate Change Action Plan to promote the reduction of greenho...

How solar panels work
Renewable energy

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...grants and community solar projects that can help to spread the cost of your solar panels over a period of time—some areas even have local solar parks that can ...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

According to Natural Resources Canada, over 20% of the energy consumed in Ontario is used to run homes. Of that 20% chunk, 80% is used for space and water heat...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...grants and incentives can provide some relief. A pretty sizable roof area is needed, photovoltaic panels can be quite large. Roof lines and home ori...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...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 fa...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

Should I Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? This very question comes up a lot for me during site consultations with clients . Some people buy an old home, maybe i...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

Important to note: some programs may be discontinued, some new ones may be out there. Please help us keep this page updated if any of these don't work out or y...

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