Tax credits / Guides

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...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 also on board with grant programs for buildin...

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

...Tax Credits and Financial Incentives page to find out what other programs are available, such as Electric Vehicle Tax Incentives and Rebates , how Vancouver makes attaining Passive House certification easier , or the Solar Panels Special Offer from Tesla in September 2019!

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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...tax credits and financial incentives, you will need to meet the requirements laid out in whatever government-funded green building program you are trying to participate in. But your average garden variety home energy audit will likely include an inspection of your home insulation, including finished and unfinished ba...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...tax credits as well, some cities offer tax relief for LEED certified homes . Look into provincial 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 ...

$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

...Tax Credits? To make the best use of green home improvement grants and tax incentives, you'll want to spend that money on repairs that will offer you the best return on your investment. The most important principle of green home building, in our opinion, is to reduce consumption in passive ways first. That means – sp...

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

...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 means that if one of th...

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

...tax credits are applied. Again, that’s an average; incentives vary, and not all states (or Canadian provinces) will have tax incentives and rebate programs. (Keep in mind that even when not indicated, all prices listed here are in US dollars.) The above may seem a lower price than a full solar roof installation, unti...