Grants & Incentives

Financial incentives for green building and renovations


$40k Interest-Free Loans for Green Home Renos, How to Apply Canada 2021

Greener Homes interest-free loan scheme 2021 Canada - the ultimate guide

Deep home retrofits through grants and interest-free loans to make your home more energy-efficient were a promise by Trudeau and the Liberals and now in 2021, it looks like they're becoming a reality. The Canada Greener Homes Grant scheme is investing $2.6 billion over 7 years to help up to 700,000 Canadian…

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2022 - How to apply fiberglass attic insulation

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2022 - the "how to apply" guide - step by step

Canadian homeowners, with 2022's grants it's time to improve home insulation, to upgrade heating systems to more efficient ones like heat pumps, to install solar panels and replace old and leaky windows and doors. How and why to claim the Canada greener homes grant Buildings, including homes, account for 18% of…

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?

Free home energy audits in Canada

Take advantage of green home energy-efficiency renovation tax credits & incentives to help improve home performance. It starts with a free home energy audit, find out here what that is & how to identify which home improvements save the most money. What is the free home energy audit? Breaking News: New Canada Greener…

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

Green Home Renovation Tax Credits, Net Zero Home Grants & interest free loans & incentives for home renovations will all help Canadians to live more sustainably in 2020 & beyond - Ecohome has the details. Green Home Incentives: Net Zero Home Grants & Zero Interest Home Renovation Loans for 2020 Breaking News: New…

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. Learn how the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan can benefit you directly.  In June 2016, the Ontario government adopted a new Climate Change Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas…

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 operate. As part of its shift to a low-carbon economy, the Ontario government just released its Five Year Climate Change Action Plan to promote the reduction of…

Green building financial incentives

Learn what incentives and rebates are available to help you get a better performing and healthier home for less money. Important to note: some programs may be discontinued, some new ones may be out there. Please help us keep this page updated if any of these don't work out or you know of others out there and drop a…

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. 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…

How to stay on budget when building a home

Advice from a green building project manager: how to develop a construction budget and stick to it. The following is an interview with Patrick Ranger, General Manager at Belvedair, a construction company specializing in the design and construction of green homes. Patrick is trained in business administration and…

Resources and getting started

Whether you are building a home, you just bought a home, or you want some energy conservation tips for your apartment, it all starts here. Our tips below will help you get started in designing and planning your project. Choosing between buying, building or renting  1. Building a new home. Building a sustainable and…

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

Planning and budget tips for home building and renovating. 1. Make a realistic budget and schedule: This is, without a doubt, the starting point to a successful build - don’t underestimate the time and money it will take to complete a build or renovation. Even professional contractors tend to underestimate the costs…


Canada OHPA Grant up to $5,000 to upgrade from an oil furnace to a heat pump

New Grant for Heat Pumps announced in Canada - the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability (OHPA) Grant 2023

A new grant scheme for heat pumps for 2023 of up to $5000 has been announced in Canada to help low and middle-income Canadian households switch from oil fired heating to electricity. This $5000 can be added to existing home improvement grants. The federal Government of Canada just announced details of a new grant of…

Canada Greener Homes Grants Program 2021 Launches for Home Efficiency

Canada Greener Homes Grants retrofit program is launched

The Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 is to help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow domestic green supply chains, and help fight climate change. Canada launches $2.6B of home improvement grants  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Natural Resources…

Carbon Tax USA & Canada - If it brings investment to lower carbon then it's good

Carbon tax in Canada or USA – How More Tax might be a Good Thing

Raising taxes is usually something that dips into all wallets - but the Carbon tax, applied correctly to target consumption, may be the best thing that ever happened for the North American construction industry and homeowners. I was a carpenter/contractor for decades, during and in between university. In 2008 an old…

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030

Trane Technologies Plans to Cut Product Carbon Emissions in Half by 2030

Trane Technologies recently announced plans to cut its product carbon emissions by nearly 50% by 2030, supporting the Paris Agreement goal of Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, and having these claims validated independently. Cutting product emissions in half over the next decade supports Trane Technologies’ 2030…


How do I apply for a free energy audit?

Posted by Mary Wong Oct. 15, 2021 Grants and incentives 1 Responses

How do I apply for a grant to do renovations to my home?

Posted by Debbie Brown June 20, 2021 Grants and incentives 3 Responses

We installed windows last fall, are we eligible for the grant?

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Are their grants in my area?

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How do I get an assessment of heat loss for my home?

Posted by jennifer jolly Jan. 13, 2021 Grants and incentives 1 Responses