WHAT IS “THE CANADA GREENER HOMES GRANT?”

Did you know that your home contributes a whopping 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions? To help enhance the energy efficiency of residential buildings and reduce greenhouse emissions, the federal government initiated the Canada Greener Homes Grants Program. The prime goal of the Canada Energy Savings Rebate Program is to stimulate the growth of a greener economy. To achieve that, the Canada Greener Homes Grant will offer a total of 700,000 door and window replacement grants to support retrofitting existing houses to greener tech.

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What’s available through the initiative?
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Up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy efficient retrofits to their homes, such as better insulation

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EnerGuide evaluations (worth up to $600) and expert advice to homeowners so they can begin to plan their retrofits

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Expert installation of high quality and lifetime warranty of windows and doors that meet and exceed required energy ratings in Canada

What’s Covered Under the Green Home Grant?

Canada’s Greener Homes Grant is set to reimburse up to $5,000 in retrofits such as doors and windows, HVAC equipment, renewable energy, and home insulation, geared towards improving the energy efficiency of residential homes. Eligible homeowners will be updated throughout the initiative’s life to keep them informed. The Green Home Program will also contribute to a lesser extent towards upgrades such as programmable thermostats, resiliency measures, and air sealing.

However, the Canada Home Retrofit Program is conditional on carrying out EnerGuide energy audits, and a total of $600 will be reimbursed for this course.

Maximize Your Returns on Greener Homes Window Replacement Grant

Our replacement windows are ENERGY STAR certified and qualify for the highest amount redeemable under Greener Homes Window Grants for homeowners Canada. This is a great way to get your money back! Besides, our windows are energy-efficient, and this will help you cut your monthly energy utility bills and save money.

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Easy steps of the rebate:
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Assess your eligibility

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Book an appointment with our consultants

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Get priority booking with our energy audit partner

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Installation of windows and doors

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Book a second energy audit

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Receive the rebate

Replace your windows or sliding glass doors with energy star certified models:

  • U-Factor of 1.22 W/m²K or less or
  • Energy Rating ≥ 34
  • Your selection must be on one of the following lists: windows or sliding glass doors

Amount / Per rough opening

 $125

Replace your windows or sliding glass doors with energy star Most Efficient models:

  • U-Factor of 1.05 W/m²K or less or
  • Energy Rating ≥ 40
  • Your selection must be on one of the following lists: windows or sliding glass doors

Amount / Per rough opening

 $250

Replace your windows or sliding glass doors with energy star certified models:

  • U-Factor of 1.22 W/m²K or less or
  • Energy Rating ≥ 34
  • Your selection must be on one of the following lists: Hinged doors, sidelites and transoms

Amount / Per rough opening

 $125

1. A rough opening is the structural framing in a wall or roof separating a heated from unheated space that creates an opening for the installation of a window, door, or skylight. For example, a bay window with three window units installed into one rough opening is eligible for only one grant

2. Energy star certified means that the model meets or exceeds the Energy star levels. Each certified model comes with a temporary label showing that this item is Energy-star certified

FAQ

What is the maximum amount a homeowner can get from the Home Energy Retrofit Program?

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Up to $5,000 is redeemable for all retrofits

Does the $5,000 Canada Energy Grant amount include the energy audit?

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No. The Canada Greener Homes Grants Program allocates an additional $600 for EnerGuide evaluation. This additional $600 is not included in the $5,000 home grant.

What is the total amount a homeowner can get back in grants for replacing doors and windows?

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The government grant for windows and doors is broken down as follows:

$250 for each rough opening: For replacement of sliding glass doors or windows with Energy Star most efficient brands:
- A 1.05 W/m²K or less U-Factor or;
- Energy Rating of 40 or exceeding this;
- You must choose either replacement sliding glass doors or windows.

$125 for each rough opening: For replacement of window units or sliding glass door units with energy star certified brands:
- A 1.22 W/m²K or less U-Factor or;
- Energy Rating of 34 or in excess of this;
- You must choose either replacement window units or sliding glass door units.

$125 for each rough opening: For replacement of window units or sliding glass door units with energy star certified brands:
- A 1.22 W/m²K or less U-Factor or;
- Energy Rating of 34 or in excess of this;
- You must choose hinged doors, transoms, and sidelights.

Note: A rough opening is a roof's or wall's structural framing that separates a heated and unheated vacuum that forms the opening for the door, window, or skylight installation. For instance, a bow window with six units fitted into a single rough opening qualifies for just one grant.

Energy-Star certified implies the window brand meets or surpasses the required Energy-Star limits. If a window is approved, it will have a temporary sticker indicating that the window is Energy-Star approved.

How do I calculate the Canada Greener Homes Grant amount I can expect to get?

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Doors and window replacement grants are calculated taking into account the rough opening. As such, composite or multi-panel window units, replacement doors with transoms, and sidelights are treated as a single unit per rough opening. For instance, your bay window has three or even more units, but it is treated as a single unit because it is installed in a single rough opening.

Do the Green Home Program Grants cover door and window repairs or alterations?

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No. Windows sash/glass only replacement, doors insert replacement, and replacement without a frame are not covered by the grant.

How do I identify the products eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant?

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All products must be bought and made in Canada to be covered by the grant. All our products are 100% locally manufactured. Besides, all the products and their manufacturers must be registered on the NRCan database and ENERGY STAR certified.

Note that all Energy Star labels must be maintained on the doors and windows until after the final audit is completed. If you misplace your labels after installation, you can reach out to us for new labels.

I did the replacement of my windows in 2019. Am I eligible for the grant?

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No. Retrofits installed before December 2020 are not covered by the window rebates in Canada.

I replaced my windows after December 1, 2020, but the paperwork on the energy audit was not done. Can I apply for the home energy loan program?

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To be eligible for the grant, you should do energy audits before and after retrofitting the windows. If you have started the retrofit window replacement without pre-evaluation, this replacement is not eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

Can I apply for the grant for new doors and windows if the primary evaluation doesn’t recommend them?

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The energy advisor must recommend at least one of the done retrofits in their reports for your new windows and doors to be eligible for the grant. That means, if the energy consultant doesn't recommend a specific retrofit, you may not qualify for the grant. In a situation like this, you should reach out to NRCan, and they will decide your matter on a case-by-case basis:

By phone at 1-833-674-8282
By email at nrcan.canadagreenerhomesgrant-subventionmaisonsvertes.nrcan@canada.ca

How do I get an energy evaluation company?

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Most homeowners will need to register through the government, and they will be given a list of authorized evaluators. However, we are working directly with select NRCan authorized evaluators across Ottawa to make your experience smooth and fast. However, you can use your preferred evaluator but make sure they are approved and registered with NRCan.

What paperwork is needed?

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You should securely keep all the receipts, including the documents from pre- and post-retrofit evaluations. Also, keep all the records for the installation work done.

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