tax incentives / Guides

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...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...Incentives and rebates for EV home chargers Depending on where you live, you may be eligible for provincial or state incentives and rebates for installing home EV chargers or EVSE's. There is no consistency in tax rebates and incentives from state to state or province to province, and they are subject to change quick...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...incentives in the form of tax relief. How long to get a home LEED certified? The project of building a LEED certified home start at the design phase and ends with the completion of the project. Once a home is finished and all elements of the certification are verified, it will take approximately one month before fi...

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

...tax bill number (this number can be found on your municipal property documents) Prove the property is your primary residence through either a drivers licence or government issued ID (with address), or utility bill The following groups are also eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant: Indigenous government...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...tax rebates and incentives , all in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

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...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...tax relief. At times of resale they command on average an 8% higher price, and consistently sell faster. For more information see our LEED certification pages here. ENERGY STAR for New Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient...

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 heating alone. That means that making the right energy choices for your home has a significant effect on not only your personal finances but also our environment. ...