Qualifying properties include; detached, semi-detached and row houses and low-rise residential buildings of three storeys or less (with a footprint of less than 600 square metres), as well as mobile homes on a permanent foundation. Under the EcoEnergy Retrofit program property owners can qualify for the federal grants by improving the energy efficiency of their homes and reducing their home's impact on the environment. The average grant is expected to be over $1000 but that depend on the size of improvement. For example: replacing your gas furnace with an ENERGY STAR® rated furnace will have a high level of energy savings and result in a larger rebate. Download complete list of eligible improvments and retrofits.
Only homes that have undergone a pre- and post-retrofit residential energy assessment service by a National Resources Canada licenced adviser will be eligible. These licensed energy advisers offer unbiased advice on how to improve your home's energy use. This service is quality-assured by the Government of Canada to ensue the integrity of this service. Your energy adviser will do a thorough basement to attic assessment of your home's energy use, and provide you will a detailed report. You as the property owner can then decide which retrofits you wish to undertake. After your pre-retrofit the homeowner has 18mths to complete the upgrades and obtain your post-retrofit assessment
After you've made energy efficiency upgrades and comfort improvements to your home, the energy efficiency rating label shows potential buyers how much you've improved your home's energy efficiency and how it compares to other homes in your area.
Homeowners participating in the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program are eligible to receive the temporary Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC) in addition to the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes grant for some of the improvements made. More information on the HRTC is available by viewing the questions and answers on the Canada Revenue Tax Agency site.
What Products Qualify? ENERGY STAR®