Retrofit / Guides

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

...retrofits A Net Zero Homes Grant of up to $5,000 to help people buy newly built homes that are certified zero-emissions A $100 million investment in skills training, to ensure there are enough qualified workers to keep up with energy audits, retrofits, and net-zero home construction. To help Canadians save more...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...Retrofit Market, is the first of its kind in Canada. Among its many findings, the report demonstrates that companies that invest in green buildings are seeing significant dividends on their investments, including: 82% of building owners and developers reported decreases in energy consumption in their green buildi...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a LEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

The Earth Rangers Centre located in Woodbridge, Ontario has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification from the Canada Green Building Council, for Existing Buildings (EB). The Earth Rangers Centre certified LEED Gold for New Construction in 2004, is home to Earth Rangers' Animal Ambassadors and staff and is also a sho...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

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

...retrofit programs. “Universal home energy labelling is the single most important tool to increase energy literacy towards a successful climate change strategy,” said Elizabeth MacDonald, CEO of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. Beyond helping Ontario and Canada meet its climate change targets, this will save hom...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...retrofit and operations of existing buildings to counteract the steady decline of ecosystem health worldwide." Visit the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages to find out more about more about the LEED rating system , Passive House Certification , Net Zero Labelled homes and other certifications that can help make your ...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...retrofit programs for residential property owners Note: The Plan also includes a commitment to ensure that by 2030 all residential buildings being constructed are carbon neutral. Bike lanes © Paul Krueger PLANNING AND LAND Oversee the development of communities that are more geared towards walking, cycling and public t...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...retrofit at a later date. An added benefit is that this system also removes methane, sulfur (the rotten egg smell) and iron. System cost: Normally, when you get to the part about cost, everyone's shoulders will slump a little as the 'preferred product' is usually more expensive. This is a rare case of it being the ...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...retrofit, or simply by composting, growing your own food, and collecting rainwater . Small steps to reduce our impact add up when we encourage others to do so. If you have no sun but your neighbour has a huge sunny lawn, offer to help turn it into a garden for half the yield. Less lawn to mow and free healthy food ca...

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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...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 renovation tax credits and financ...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

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

...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 Winterproof...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...RetroFIT program once did, it does significantly increase the long-term viability of these projects. By guaranteeing contracts for 20-40 years, microFIT is able to increase the appeal of engaging in such projects by ensuring their long-term profitability. The purpose of the microFIT program is to encourage the divers...