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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

Green Home Incentives: Net Zero Home Grants & Zero Interest Home Renovation Loans for 2020 Breaking News: New Canada Greener Homes Grant Scheme 2021 announced - see here for how to apply and eligibility requirements or see here for the $40 000 interest free home renovation loan scheme in Canada Whatever the politi...

$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

...grants already available - so sign up here for a free Ecohome membership , and we will let you know as soon as the application and eligibility requirements are announced and the application process is open. What are the Best Green Home Upgrades to do with Grants and Tax Credits? To make the best use of green home i...

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - How to apply fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - the "how to apply" guide - step by step

...Grants 2021 have been launched to help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow domestic green supply chains, and help fight climate change. So, the question remains, what can it pay for and how to apply for the Canada greener homes grant? What grants ...

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 inherit an old home, or are just tired of living in an old home and aren’t sure of the best course of action. We toil over the same decision with old cars; somet...

Electric vehicle charging station

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 fast-charging electric vehicle stations in cities, along highways and at workplaces, apartments and condominiums, said Premier Kathleen Wynne. "This program is ...

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 discount rates for LEED homes, they are the only one we've heard of so far. If you've heard of tax breaks or other incentive programs in your region that aren't ...

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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...grants & interest-free home retrofit Loans in 2020 if the Liberal's 2019 election promises come to fruition. How is an energy audit conducted? The depth of the audit will depend on what services you have asked an auditor to perform . If you are conducting a home energy audit in order to qualify for green home renov...

Why Radon maps by state or province shouldn't replace testing

Radon Levels by State & Province - Why a Radon Test is Essential

...Grants for radon remediation in homes by state There are currently no federal, state or provincial grants or programs that we have found to help offset the cost of radon mitigation in homes , but as radon awareness increases this may change in the future, we will update this page if any funding for mitigation solutio...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

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 be accessed by members of the community for a much lower cost. Now you know more about the Tesla Solar Roof, find more info pages about Solar PV & sus...

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...

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 orientation don’t always lend themselves to easy installation, but they can be installed off your home on posts. Tracking systems are available as well, but that’s...