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…

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…

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…

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

Laminate countertops are traditionally a "cheap" counter option, favored by cookie-cutter home builders, but as there are now better laminate countertops out there for sustainable green homes, we thought we'd give them another look & see how to choose. Are laminate counters good? Laminate countertops were a…

Real estate

What to look for in a new home and location. For most of us, purchasing or building a home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to look for in a building lot for the same reasons. What to look for in a…

Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

Kitchen counter alternatives to pressed wood: composite paper, aluminum, recycled porcelain, glass and quartz. Here is a look at their durability and cost. The most common kitchen counters you will find in homes are traditional laminate countertops. And they certainly live up to the adage ‘you get what you pay for’…

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…

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…

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles - Nov 2020

California adds $1,500 incentive for new electric vehicles! Total state + fed incentives = up to $13.5K

Total state + federal incentives in California for buying or indeed leasing a new electric vehicle are now up to $13.5K. There's some good news (finally!) for the Californians among us who want to drive Electric Vehicles in 2020!  As you may have already heard, California has created a “Clean Fuel Rewards” program…

SUMO EV Car Sharing Launched in White Rock & Surrey BC

New EV car-sharing program SUMO launched in Surrey & White Rock, British Columbia

New EV car-sharing program launched in Surrey & White Rock, British Columbia, 2000 electric vehicles promised for SUMO - first in Canada. Shared Use Mobility Company Inc (SUMO) launches car sharing  A developer in South Surrey / White Rock BC is launching an all-electric car-share company that intends to make 2,000…

Advice

Can you help with applying for the green homes grant?

Posted by Ken Frew Oct. 16, 2021, 1:37 p.m. Grants and incentives 2 Responses

How do I apply for a free energy audit?

Posted by Mary Wong Oct. 15, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

How do I apply for the Canada grant to get renovations done?

Posted by Debbie Brown Sept. 7, 2021, 11:52 a.m. 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, 5:58 p.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

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

Posted by PAUL JONES O/A CASKETS2GO June 5, 2021, 10:13 p.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

Are their grants in my area?

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