ecoENERGY Home Retrofit Program
– June 6, 2011 announcement
The Government of Canada
announced an extension of the popular ecoENERGY Home
Retrofit program on June 6, 2011, as part of the next phase of
Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
This program will grant Canadian homeowners rebates of up to
$5,000 for home energy improvements.
New ecoENERGY grants from the Canadian government will be
additional to provincial rebates such as the
provided by the Government of BC.
To qualify for ecoENERGY Retrofit grants
you will need a home energy audit before
you begin home improvements.
Home energy audit — Get ready
HomePerformance Energy Advisor visits,
you’ll need to prepare your home ...
- Extinguish wood burning fires
- Clean out ashes from fireplace and close dampers
- Close all windows and doors
- Arrange access to all living areas in the home
- Provide access to attic, crawl space, heating and cooling
equipment, or any other hard-to-reach areas
Be assured that information regarding the existence of
separate living suites in your home is not recorded
as part of the ecoENERGY audit process.
- Photos –
Your energy advisor will need to take photos of the outside and
inside of your home, for documentation purposes.
- Release form –
You must sign a homeowner release form permitting your advisor to
take the photos, to release your energy audit data to the
Canadian government, and to allow the Canadian and provincial
governments to carry out quality assurance measures
if the need arises.
- Homeowner –
To simplify all document signing,
the homeowner whose name is to appear on your government
grant rebate cheques should attend the first and second
energy audit visits. This can reduce the time you wait
for your government grant cheques to
arrive in the mail.
- Questions about eligibility –
If you are not certain about the eligibility of your house,
or any specific renovations and improvements you are planning, you should request
clarification from the Government of Canada’s ecoENERGY program and your provincial
government. Homeowners are
responsible for clarifying that their house and planned
improvements and renovations are
eligible for government grants and rebates
before undertaking any renovation work
and related expenses.
Enjoy all the benefits
Do it right
Each Canadian home has its own specific
and yours is no different. The right renovations
add up to big savings. By following the expert
advice of a Canada-certified energy advisor,
you’ll make the energy renovations
or "retrofits" that are right for your home —
and help improve your energy costs and the Canadian environment.
Energy renovations help ...
- Save energy —
Your home won’t need as much energy to stay comfortable.
- Save money —
Less energy used = lower energy costs for you.
Grants + Rebates —
Qualify for tax-free government grants for
home energy renovation, sent directly to you.
And that’s not all.
Here are more benefits ...
- Greater comfort –
Your home will be warmer in Canadian winters,
cooler in Canadian summers.
- Better health –
You’ll eliminate indoor health concerns like
chills and drafts, and keep your home free of airborne
pollutants and pollen.
- Increased home value –
By making energy renovations, you’ll
increase the resale value of your home. An
official Canada EnerGuide label proves you’ve
done the work.
- Simpler home maintenance –
No more scrubbing moldy windowsills! Keep airborne
dust and dirt outside where it belongs.
When you improve your home in Canada, you make a difference
to the rest of the world. You’ll help address important
global issues like ...
Climate change –
Energy renovations help reduce your Canadian
home’s greenhouse gas emissions, while protecting
you from the effects of climate change and extreme
Energy security –
By reducing your Canadian home’s energy use,
you’ll be less deeply affected by energy price
fluctuations and supply interruptions.
And there’s even more. Click here to learn how
homeowners like you are saving thousands of
dollars and tonnes of greenhouse gases every year,
by making the right energy-saving home renovations.
Canadians can make a difference.
Learn more about
Renovation Grants in Canada ...
To qualify you need a Canadian
home energy audit before your renovations.
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