ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes Program

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The ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program provides grants up to $5,000 to help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient and reduce the burden of high energy costs. The Government of Canada has renewed the program from June 6, 2011, until March 31, 2012.

How the Program Works

To be eligible for upcoming retrofits, new participants and past participants must first obtain a registration number. If you are not sure which form to complete or if you need assistance, follow the instructions at the register page.

All participants require a pre-retrofit evaluation (since April 2007) before starting renovations, a post-retrofit evaluation and a signed grant application form by March 31, 2012. Participants must present all retrofit receipts at the post-retrofit evaluation. New participants are only eligible for product purchased on or after June 6, 2011, and installed after a pre-retrofit evaluation. Past participants are only eligible for products purchased and installed on or after June 6, 2011.

The Grant Table offers an overview of the program and a breakdown of eligible upgrades. Visit the Frequently-Asked Questions page for more details and contact information.

Available Incentives in Your Area

NRCan transfers file information to complementary regional programs in certain provinces and territories.

Energy Evaluations and Labels

The Government of Canada encourages homeowners to have an energy evaluation to identify improvements, and receive an EnerGuide rating label.

Register for ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes

The first step in the renewed ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program is to register:

  • New participantsIf you or a previous owner have not obtained an energy evaluation of the property between April 1, 2007 and June 5, 2011
  • Past participants If you or a previous owner obtained an energy evaluation of the property between April 1, 2007 and June 5, 2011

If you plan to apply for multiple properties, you will need to complete a form for each. If you are still not sure which form to complete, consult the Frequently-Asked Questions section. If you are a past participant, you will need to provide a 10-digit file number which you can find on the first page of your homeowner report, EnerGuide label, or on the mini-label on your electrical panel.

Complementary regional programs establish their own eligibility criteria and may require a new pre-retrofit evaluation for participation in their programs. Homeowners should verify the eligibility criteria of complementary regional programs before beginning their retrofit upgrades.

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