Grants & Incentives

Financial incentives for green building and renovations


Ontario climate change action plan

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

The Ontario climate change action plan will invest in renewable energy, green infrastructure and incentives to reduce GHG emissions

HERD Home energy rating disclosure

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

The HERD plan will require all homes in Ontario to include an energy rating before listing so buyers will have a better idea of what a house will cost to ope...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation

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

Some welcome announcements in 2016 provincial budgets about tax incentives for energy efficiency home upgrades.

Green building financial incentives

Beyond just lower utility bills, there are other financial incentives to buy or build green homes. Here is a list of some federal, provincial and municipal p...

Backyard solar panels

The Ontario MicroFIT program

The Ontario Feed-In-Tariff program has made micro-energy generation projects not only a noble gesture, but a profitable one as well.

Electric vehicle charging station

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

Badly needed infrastructure for charging electric vehicles coming from the provinces, along with financial incentives for purchase

tidal power generators

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

Renewable power sources such as sun and wind present challenges for grid operators in being able to consistently meet demand. Tidal and river generators rem...

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

The new Powerhouse standard factors the entire energy consumption and life cycle of buildings from cradle to grave.

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours

60 minutes on this bicycle can power your home for 24 hours

Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours?

Photovoltaic solar panels

Solar heating and energy generation

It has been estimated that the sun provides as much energy in 15 minutes as humans use in a year. By taking advantage of that with heating and electrical gen...

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of high performance buildings and passive solar home design

The Conservation House in Saskatchewan was built in 1977, and was a revolutionary building design that introduced passive heating and cooling to modern home ...

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