Canada Greener Homes Initiative

Take advantage of the Canada Greener Homes Grant to make your home more energy efficient.

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How would you like to improve your home's energy performance without maxing out your budget? If so, learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Grant program that helps Canadians consume less energy and save money. This initiative will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs, and fight climate change.


As part of the Canada Greener Homes Initiative, you have access to:

  • Grants from $125 to $5,000 to get a part of your costs back for eligible home retrofits
  • Up to $600 as a maximum contribution toward the total costs of your pre-and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations
  • Interest-free loans of up to $40,000, with a repayment term of 10 years to help you undertake major home retrofits


Eligible Retrofits and Grant Amounts

Upgrade your eligible attic, cathedral ceiling, flat roof, exterior wall, exposed floor, basement and crawl space. (Up to $5,000)

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

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

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

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

Install a solar photovoltaic system to convert sunlight energy into electricity. (Up to $5,000)

Implement measures to protect your home and family from environmental damages (must be combined with another energy efficiency retrofit). (Up to $2,625)

Retrofits that are not eligible:

  • Retrofits that were done before a pre-retrofit evaluation
  • Retrofits that were done before December 1, 2020
  • Products installed in new home additions built between the pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations
  • Leased or rented equipment
  • Air conditioners
  • Tankless or storage water heaters other than heat pump water heaters
  • Skylights
  • Furnaces (unless you live in a northern or off-grid community)
  • Boilers (unless you live in a northern or off-grid community)
  • Roofs
You must complete a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation before beginning the retrofits to be eligible for the grant. To understand how the grant process works and start your application please go to the Government of Canada's website, or call 1-833-674-8282.
NOTE: Canadians living in northern and off-grid communities may face specific challenges when it comes to completing home retrofits, including higher equipment and labour costs. Go to Government of Canada website to learn more about the options available.