Customers in Ontario should refer to the HER+ program as rebates are higher and the application process is different.
The Canada Greener Homes Initiative is a federal program administered by Natural Resources Canada designed to help homeowners increase the energy efficiency of their home. The program has three major components:
The Canada Greener Homes Grant program gives rebates to homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their home. Initiative is a federal program administered by Natural Resources Canada designed to help homeowners increase the energy efficiency of their home.
A home assessment is mandatory to receive a rebate or loan. ecostep is a Registered Energy Advisor (REA) under the program and is licensed by Natural Resources Canada to perform the home evaluation. The Greener Homes Grant can be combined with the Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate or other rebate programs available in Ontario.
We understand the rules and requirements of all programs and will help you through each step of the process. There are two assessments required under the program:
The Greener Homes Grant is available Canada-wide to eligible homeowners, regardless of location. The following property types are eligible for the Greener Homes Grant:
The homeowner must provide proof of ownership and be able to show that the home is registered as your primary residence. Only one homeowner per home can register for the Greener Homes Grant.
Important Program Notes
The Greener Homes Grant is similar in process to other rebate programs such as the Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate. Qualifying for the Greener Homes Grant requires a pre-work energy assessment, the completion of at least ONE energy efficiency retrofit upgrade, and a post-work energy assessment following the upgrade(s). ecostep recommends the following path for our clients:
The Canada Greener Homes Loan offers interest-free financing in addition to the Canada Greener Homes Grant to help homeowners complete some of the more major retrofits recommended by your ecostep energy advisor.
The loan will only finance eligible products and installations that are part of a retrofit that is both recommended by an energy advisor and eligible for the grant.
To begin work in your home, a portion of the loan can be delivered to you up front which can be used towards contractors requiring a down-payment. The balance of the loan will be delivered upon successful completion of the retrofits, and verification through a post-retrofit assessment.
The Canada Greener Homes Loan is open to:
This loan does not apply to the following work:
Important Program Notes
The Greener Homes Loan utilizes a similar process as the grant. Qualifying for the loan requires a pre-work energy assessment, the completion of at least one energy efficiency retrofit upgrade, and a post-work energy assessment following the upgrade(s). The loan is applied during the pre-work application process
ecostep recommends the following path for our Ontario customers looking to apply for a loan: