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Retrofit Your Home and Qualify for a Grant!

Thinking of ways to make your home more energy efficient? Here's what you can do to reduce your energy consumption and receive grants through ecoENERGY Retrofit.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is offering a new residential energy efficiency assessment service to owners of single family homes, including detached, semi-detached and low-rise multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) that are no more than three storeys high. Under the ecoENERGY Retrofit programThis link opens a new window., property owners can qualify for federal grants by improving the energy efficiency of their homes and reducing their home's impact on the environment.

NRCan-certified energy advisors conduct a detailed on-site assessment of your home's energy use from the attic down to the basement. They then provide you with a personalized report, including a checklist of recommended retrofits to improve the energy efficiency of your home or MURB and, in some cases, to reduce water consumption. The report also shows the grant amounts for each eligible upgrade that you can receive by carrying out these energy-saving improvements.

On the following pages, you will find a list of improvements covered under ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes and the corresponding grant amounts. The maximum grant you can receive for a home or MURB is $5,000.

The grant is calculated and based on amounts that are in effect at the time of the post-retrofit evaluation (E evaluation).

Effective January 1, 2008

Eligible Improvements / Retrofits
  Grant Amounts
Single Family Home MURB
(per building)
for 1st system for 2nd system
Heating System
Replace your heating equipment with:
 
• an ENERGY STAR® qualified gas furnace that has a 90.0% annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) or better $300 $150 Same as single family home
• an ENERGY STAR® qualified gas furnace that has a 92.0% AFUE or better, and a DC variable-speed motor $500 $250
• an ENERGY STAR® qualified oil or gas boiler that has an 85.0% AFUE or better $600 $300
• an ENERGY STAR® qualified oil furnace that has an 83.0% AFUE or better $300 $150
• an ENERGY STAR® qualified oil furnace that has an 85.0% AFUE or better, and a DC variable-speed motor $500 $250
•Install a CAN/CSA-C448 compliant earth-energy system (ground or water source). $3,500 N/A
•Replace the heat pump unit of an existing earth-energy system (ground or water source). The system must be compliant with CAN/CSA-C448. $1,400 N/A
Install an ENERGY STAR® qualified air-source heat pump. (*per equipment installed) $400 N/A * $400
Install a minimum of 5 electronic thermostats for electric baseboard heaters. Electric baseboards must be the primary system. (**for each set of 5 installed) $30 N/A ** $30
Replace your wood-burning appliance with a model that meets either CSA-B415.1-M92 or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wood-burning appliance standards (40 CFR Part 60) or with a wood pellet stove (including stoves that burn corn, grains or cherry pits). (***per equipment replaced) $300 $150 * $300
Ventilation System  
Install a heat recovery ventilator that is certified by the Home Ventilating Institute. (See www.hvi.orgThis link opens a new window.) (*per equipment installed) $300 N/A * $300
Cooling System [Replacement Only]  
Replace your central air-conditioning system with an ENERGY STAR® qualified SEER 14 system (complete system replacement, including any indoor and outdoor components). See the "Important Notes" section regarding the grant amount. $200 N/A $200
Replace your window air conditioner(s) with an ENERGY STAR® qualified unit(s). (*per unit replaced) * $20 N/A * $20
Domestic Hot Water System  
Install a solar domestic hot water system that meets CAN/CSA Standards. $500 N/A $500
Replace your domestic hot water heater with an instantaneous gas water heater that has an energy factor (EF) of 0.80 or a thermal efficiency of 90 percent or better. (*per equipment installed) $250 N/A * $250
Replace your domestic hot water heater with a condensing water heater that has an EF of 0.80 or better. (*per equipment installed) $300 N/A * $300
Install a drain-water heat recovery (DWHR) system. Grants are based on the efficiency of the pipe installed.  
• efficiency between 30 and 42 percent * $75 N/A * $75
• efficiency between 43 and 54 percent * $130 N/A * $130

 


Attachment 1: grants-residential.pdf
Attachment 2: retrofit-qualify-grant.pdf

 
 


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