Green building tax credits / Guides

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

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

...tax credits. This is excellent news for everyone, as it could be argued that renovation tax incentives offer as good a return on investment as you are going to see in terms of tax breaks, and here's why: Tax dollars invested in improving home efficiency stimulates local economies in terms of labour costs as well as mat...

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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...Green Home Renovation Tax Credits and Incentives are available to help you pay for those! And don’t forget commuting - there are Electric Vehicle Rebates as well as Solar Panels Financing from Tesla . Learn all about Green Home construction and Renovation in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages .

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...building or renting 1. Building a new home. Building a sustainable and energy efficient house is not necessarily more expensive than building a house simply to meet provincial building codes. Many new home starts have achieved far superior performance while still coming in the same or lower in cost than conventiona...

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 building guide pages , and if you don’t find what you are looking for ask an expert on our discussion forum ! This new Energy Efficiency Home Renovation Incentive is one of many programs that can help homeowners save money with more energy efficient homes and lifestyles. See our Green Home Renovation Tax Credit...

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?

...tax incentives and rebates Conducting a blower door test will likely be required for energy-efficient home renovation tax credits , and, if you live in a region where those are in effect, then its likely a wise financial decision to take advantage of it. Some municipal governments offer tax breaks and rebates for ene...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...green home renovation tax credits and incentives . Either way, it’s worth finding someone who knows how to obtain permits and install a system according to regulations. Will there be any additional future expenses? Your panels will most likely be warrantied for 20-25 years (you should ensure that they are), which m...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...Green building trends for 2020 . Now you know more about the Tesla Solar Roof, Cost, Competitors & What our reviewers think, find more info pages about Solar PV & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Choosing between solar trackers & fixed solar panel mounts All about solar pan...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...building incentives they have; some offer tax relief for building homes certified to either LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), or Built Green standards. Some municipalites will also offer rebates on building permits for homes that carry building certications. Many provincial power suppliers are als...