Canada Greener Homes Grant

Canada Greener Homes Federal Grant Up to $5,600

What’s available through the initiative?

  • Up to $600 for the pre and post-work home energy audits (EnerGuide evaluations)
  • Up to $1,800 for attic/ceiling insulation
  • Up to $1,000 for air sealing upgrades
  • Up to $1,500 for basement wall insulation
  • Up to $1,300 for crawl space wall insulation

It is that simple and easy! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to save money on attic insulation and air sealing upgrades for your home!

What are the benefits?

  • Lower your energy bills.
  • Make every room more comfortable.
  • Increase your home’s resale value.
  • Reduce wear-and-tear on your heating system.

As part of the initiative, you have access to:
Up to $5,000 total to help you make energy efficiency retrofits to your home
Up to $600 for a home evaluation and expert advice so you can begin to plan your retrofits

Attic / Ceiling Insulation

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • Insulate a minimum of 20% of the total area of your attic or ceiling.
  • You must increase the insulation value (R-value).
  • Add insulation in the same location (e.g., attic floor vs. attic ceiling) as the insulation present at the time of the pre-retrofit evaluation.

Important:

  • The grant amounts reflect a situation where 100% of the ceiling area is one roof type. Your home may have a combination of ceiling types.
  • The total grant for any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof insulation cannot exceed $1,800.
  • The total amount of your reimbursement will be calculated based on the total percentage of your attic that you choose to insulate. For example, if you insulate 80% of your attic you would qualify for 80% of the amount listed below.
Select below the current level of insulation in your home at the time of the pre-evaluation: Grant amounts
(by the level of additional insulation added to your home)
If you achieve a total minimum insulation value of (R-50) for your attic If you achieve a total minimum insulation value of  (R-28) for your flat roof and/or cathedral ceiling If you insulate your uninsulated flat roof or cathedral ceiling to increase its insulation value by a minimum of  (R-20)
No insulation N/A N/A $600
(R-12) and less $1,800 $600 $600
Greater than (R-12) and up to (R-25) $600 $250 N/A
Greater than  (R-25) and  (R-35) $250 N/A N/A

Air-sealing

Making improvements to reduce the air from leaving your house is the single most important retrofit to improve energy efficiency, and it should be considered first in any retrofit strategy. Your Renovation Upgrade Report (RUR) will provide you with a target to improve the air-tightness of your home. The lower the value you achieve; the more favorable the grant amount. Typically, these levels would be achieved with the assistance of an air-sealing professional.

Perform professional air sealing to improve the air-tightness of your home.

Options: Grant Amounts
Meet the target in your RUR $550
Obtain a larger Grant:
If you reach 10% better than the target in your report (i.e. 0.9 x target valueFootnote1) $810
If you reach 20% better than the target in your report (i.e. 0.8 x target valueFootnote1) $1,000

Basement / Foundation Insulation

Did you know that basements can account for about 20% of a home’s total heat loss?

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • Insulate a minimum of 20% of the wall area of the foundation, including basement and crawlspace walls.
    Important:
  • You can combine the grants shown below: i.e. adding insulation to the basement header and wall insulation.
  • For a semi- detached or end unit row house, you will not qualify for the full amount of the grant – the maximum you would be eligible for is 75% of the listed amounts.
  • For a middle unit row house, the maximum grant you would qualify for is 50% of the listed amounts.
  • There are no grants available for insulation of walls between individual units.
  • When both a basement and crawlspace are present, all applicable grants are pro-rated to a maximum of $1,500 based on the total wall area and the additional insulation.
Seal and insulate at least: Grant amount
80% of your entire basement header area to increase its insulation value by a minimum of  (R-20) $240
50% of your entire basement slab by a minimum of  (R-3.5) $400
Minimum additional wall insulation Grant Amounts
(by the level of additional insulation added to your home)
Percent area that you choose to insulate Add insulation value of RSI 1.76 (R-10) to  (R-22) Add insulation greater than  (R-22)
20% $210 $300
100% $1,050 $1,500

Crawlspace

Did you know that a crawlspace can be insulated in two ways: the walls of the crawlspace can be insulated on the inside or the outside, resulting in a heated area. The house floor above it can also be insulated.

Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • Add insulation in the crawlspace wall and header, or ceiling.
  • Insulate the entire area noted in the Recommended Upgrade Report.
  • If you are also insulating your basement, the maximum you can receive for insulating both areas is $1500.

Important:

  • If you live in a semi- detached or end unit row house, you will not qualify for the full amount of the grant – the maximum you would be eligible for is 75% of the listed amounts.
  • If you live in a middle unit row house, the maximum grant you would qualify for is 50% of the listed amounts.
Grant Amounts
(by the level of additional insulation added to your home)
Add insulation value of  (R-10) to  (R-22) Add insulation value greater than  (R-22) Add insulation value greater than  (R-24)
Insulate 100% of the crawlspace’s total exterior wall area, including the header area. $1,040 $1,300 N/A
Insulate 100% of the crawlspace ceiling (preferably with minimum continuous insulation) N/A N/A $800

Who is eligible?

Eligible homeowners in Canada regardless of where they live, can participate in the initiative. Only one homeowner per home can register. You will be required to:

  • provide proof of ownership with your property tax bill number (this number can be found on your municipal property documents)
  • demonstrate the property is your primary residence through either a drivers licence or government issued ID (with address), or utility bill

Eligible property types:

  • Single and semi-detached houses
  • Row housing
  • Townhomes
  • All-season cottages
  • Mobile homes on a permanent foundation
  • Permanently-moored floating homes
  • Mixed use buildings (residential portion only)
  • Small multi-unit residential building (three storeys or less with a footprint of 600m2 or less)

Requirements for the initiative

You must:

  • complete a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
  • complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their report. Only homeowners who conduct at least one retrofit will be reimbursed.
  • provide and keep copies of all of your documents until March 31, 2028.

What is eligible for reimbursement?

Once you have completed your retrofits, you can seek reimbursement for:

  • up to $5,000 total for the implementation of eligible retrofits done after December 1, 2020.
  • up to $600 for the cost of your pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations. You will not be reimbursed for the pre-retrofit evaluation unless you continue through the full Greener Homes Grant process.

Step 1: Learn about the initiative

Check that you meet all the eligibility criteria for the grant, review the requirements, and learn more about the process

Step 2: Register and book your pre-retrofit evaluation

To participate, you must register online on the Greener Homes Grant portal. Up to 700,000 grants will be available.

Your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is the next step in improving the energy efficiency of your home. This evaluation is required before you undertake your retrofits and will be performed by an NRCan registered energy advisor

Step 3: Plan, document and complete your home retrofits

After you receive the EnerGuide evaluation in the portal from your energy advisor, you may review the recommendations for your home retrofits and decide which retrofits work best for your budget and renovation plans.

You will need to complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor. You can find your home’s recommendations in your Renovations Upgrade Report and on the online portal

Step 4: Book your post-retrofit evaluation and apply for reimbursement

Once you have completed your home retrofits, you can start the reimbursement process. To be reimbursed, you need to book your post-retrofit evaluation and submit all your required documents online or by mail.

Once your evaluation is complete, a new EnerGuide label and a post-evaluation report will show you how much more energy-efficient your home has become.

Step 5: Receive your reimbursement

Before your reimbursement is finalized, you will need to confirm your grant total in the portal. This is the last step before you receive your cheque.

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