The federal government’s ecoENERGY Retrofits- Homes program ends on March 31, 2012. This program enables eligible homeowners to receive grants of up to $5,000 to make their homes more energy-efficient.
Prior to undertaking any renovations, homeowners must first have an energy audit of their home performed by a licensed service organization. The evaluation report provides customized recommendations for renovations to improve the energy efficiency of the home. Once the homeowner has completed the renovations, a second audit must be undertaken by March 31, 2012 to determine the change in the home’s energy efficiency.
Only products purchased on or after June 6, 2011, and installed after a pre-retrofit evaluation are eligible for the grant. All energy retrofits and post-retrofit evaluations must be completed by March 31, 2012.
For more information on the ecoENERGY Retrofit Homes program, please visit:http://www.ecoaction.gc.ca/ecoenergy-ecoenergie/retrofithomes-renovationmaisons-eng.cfm