Grants & Incentives

Financial incentives for green building and renovations

Guide

$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 homeowners…

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - How to apply fiberglass attic insulation

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - the "how to apply" guide - step by step

Canadian homeowners, with 2021'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 Canada…

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 H…

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 Cana…

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 emissio…

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 gree…

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 no…

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 that…

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

A blower door test identifies air leakage in a home; you can find and fix those air leaks for a more airtight, mold & rot-free and energy-efficient sustainable green home. What is a blower door test? Blower door tests are becoming part of many State and Provincial mandatory building codes - the new BC Energy Step Code…

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

When building a new home, especially sustainable high-performance eco homes like Passive House or Zero Net Energy in a cold climate, some heat is still necessary. Is the greenest option Electric Heating? Read on to find out. More and more homebuyers are starting to demand energy-efficient new homes and are pushing the…

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

The impact of 2020 and working from home has a lot of people considering moving away from urban centers to the countryside. How do we stave off an environmental disaster of losing greenspace to housing. With so many of us being forced to work from home, this has brought many changes to our economy, our priorities and…

News

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 Mi…

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 i…

Home Energy labeling, Impact of Mandatory labels on Real Estate prices US Canada

The North American Property market faces a ticking timebomb - Mandatory energy labeling - and here's what to do about it

With our international perspective of construction and home pricing trends, it's time to stress the importance to the homeowners of North America and Canada of home performance. If buying a home, or thinking about it - please read this first. A recent report in the UK by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has started…

The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

With home construction trends for 2021 look towards Net Zero Energy homes, water efficiency, carbon neutral construction, eco friendly prefab kit houses and more - fueled by Government incentives, the future looks Green. After a look back at our predictions for green building trends in 2020, we weren’t really far off…

Advice

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

Posted by Debbie Brown June 20, 2021, 5:58 p.m. Grants and incentives 2 Responses

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

Posted by Paul Jones June 5, 2021, 10:13 p.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

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

Posted by jennifer jolly Jan. 13, 2021, 7:33 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

Need roof repairs, insulation and new tin, are there grants available?

Posted by Ghislaine Morin Aug. 27, 2020, 12:03 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Where do you find free energy audits and Canadian Net Zero grants?

Posted by Ian Macmillan July 10, 2020, 8:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

Are their grants in my area?

Posted by Shannon Hutchison Jan. 29, 2021, 10:30 a.m. 0 Responses