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Greener Home Grants

The Canada Greener Homes Grant provides funds for home evaluations and for retrofits, to a total of $5,600. Homeowners are eligible for up to $600 total for the cost of pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations and for up to $5,000 total for the implementation of eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows, doors, and air sealing. It is important that you read all eligibility criteria and grant requirements to be sure that you will qualify for reimbursement at the end of the process.

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Eligible retrofits overview

Home insulation

Update your eligible attic/ceiling, exterior wall, exposed floor, basement or foundation, and crawlspaces
Up to $5,000

Air-sealing

Perform air sealing to improve the air-tightness of your home to achieve the air-change rate target.
Up to $1,000

Windows and doors

Replace your windows or glass doors with ENERGY STAR® certified models
Up to $5,000

Thermostats

Add a smart thermostat to help improve your comfort and save money on your energy bill (must be combined with another retrofit)
Up to $50

Space and Heating

Make the switch to more energy-efficient heating equipment to save on your utility bill and reduce your carbon footprint
Up to $5,000

Renewable energy

Install photovoltaic solar panels to convert sunlight energy into electricity
Up to $5,000

Resiliency measures

Incentives to protect your home and your family from environmental damages (must be combined with another retrofit)
Up to $2,625

Small Multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs)

Learn more about how to multiply your incentives if you live in a multi-unit residential building.

How the Grant Process Works

Step 1: Check Your Eligibility
Check that you meet all the eligibility criteria for the grant, review the requirements, and learn more about the grant process.

Step 2: Sign in with Illuminate Energy
We’ll guide you step-by-step through the grant process: Sign in with Illuminate Energy

Step 3: Apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant
Find the direct link here to apply for or login to the grant: Click here!

You will be directed to select a Service Organization – please consult with Illuminate Energy as to your best option.

Step 4: Plan, document and complete your home retrofits
After you receive your EnerGuide evaluation in the Greener Homes program from your energy advisor, you can review the recommendations 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 the recommendations for your home in your Renovations Upgrade Report and through the Greener Homes program online.

Find out how much funding is available for your planned retrofits

Step 5: Book your post-retrofit evaluation and apply for reimbursement
After you have completed your home retrofits, you can start the reimbursement process. You need to book your post-retrofit evaluation and submit the required documents online or by mail.

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

Step 6: Receive your reimbursement
You will receive an email asking you to confirm your grant total. Once you confirm your grant total online – you will receive your cheque in the mail.

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