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Canada Greener Homes Grant

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Government of Canada Energy Rebates 2023

Ontario energy rebates 2023 or if you live in British Columbia energy rebates 2023 can assist you to increase your home energy efficiency through a canada energy audit.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant program  will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient,This means homes will be more comfortable and more affordable to maintain while also supporting our environmental objectives.You can start your process by booking your home energy audit.

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How the rebate process works

Step 1

Booking audit

Step 2A


Step 2B

free loan (optional)

Step 3

Retrofit your home

Step 4


Step 5

Receive rebate cheque

Eligibility requirements

  • prove ownership by providing a property tax bill number.
  • prove the property is your primary residence with a valid piece of government-issued ID with the matching address, such as a driver’s licence.
  • Indigenous governments or organizations (e.g. band councils, land claim organizations).
  • housing management bodies and other representative or Indigenous service delivery organizations with formal partnerships with Indigenous governments or organizations.
Eligible property types:
  • It has three or fewer storeys above ground.
  • The building area does not exceed 600 m2.
  • The building must be habitable year-round.
  • Single and semi-detached houses
  • Townhomes and row housing
  • Mobile homes (on a permanent foundation)
  • Permanently moored floating homes
  • Low-rise multi-unit residential buildings
  • Mixed-use buildings (residential portion only)

greener homes Rebate amount

Up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy-efficient retrofits to their homes, such as better insulation.

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

Participants are eligible for up to $5,600 total under the initiative.

Home Energy Audit Booking

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Home Energy Audit is the first step to start your Greener Homes Retrofit Grant or to apply for other energy retrofit rebates.


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Frequently asked questions

When you apply, you will have an option to select that you already completed a pre-retrofit evaluation, and you will be directed to the next step.

  • If you conducted an evaluation before April 1, 2020, you need a new evaluation.
  • If you conducted an evaluation between April 1, 2020, and November 30, 2020, you can use the evaluation for the initiative but you will not get a grant for that evaluation. To receive the grant, your eligible home retrofits must have occurred on or after December 1, 2020.
  • If you conducted an evaluation between December 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, you can receive the grant for both the evaluations and for the retrofits if you complete at least one eligible retrofit on or after December 1, 2020. In this case, the retrofit does not need to be recommended by your energy advisor in their report.
  • If the evaluations occurred on or after July 1, 2021, you can receive a grant for both the evaluations and the retrofits if you complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their report.

New homes are not eligible for the grant. Newly built homes are defined as homes that are no more than six months old, based on the date of occupancy by the first homeowner. This criterion will apply to homeowners at the time of application.

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The Canada Greener Homes Loan offers interest-free financing to help Canadians make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable. The loan can help you finance eligible retrofits that are recommended by an energy advisor and that have not yet been started.

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Home Insulation

The Canada Greener Homes Grant allows homeowners to increase their home insulation. This slows the rate of heat loss, resulting in improved energy use, and can help save money. The insulation’s resistance to heat flow is measured using both an RSI value and an R-value. R-value is the imperial measurement and the Résistance Système International (RSI) value is the metric measurement. The higher the resistance value, the slower the rate of heat transfer through the insulating material. Recommendations on insulation improvements and the calculation of your insulation rebate will use these values.

Air Sealing

Making improvements to reduce the air from leaving your house is the single most important retrofit to improve energy efficiency, and it should be considered first in any retrofit strategy. Your Renovation Upgrade Report (RUR) will provide you with a target to improve the air-tightness of your home. The lower the value you achieve; the more favorable the grant amount. Typically, these levels would be achieved with the assistance of an air-sealing professional.

Perform professional air sealing to improve the air-tightness of your home.

Windows And Doors

There are a number of options for upgrading the energy efficiency of your windows. A total window and frame replacement with new, high-performance ENERGY STAR® certified windows or inserts can make your home more comfortable, save energy and help fight climate change. 


Canada Greener Homes Grant Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

  • All equipment must be purchased in Canada.
  • Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.
  • The equipment must be on an eligible list below.
  • Maintain the ENERGY STAR labels on your windows and doors until after your post-retrofit evaluation.


  • A new window unit can be inserted into the existing frame of an old window, but replacements of only the glass, sash, or door without a frame are not eligible.
  • A maximum of $250 per rough opening up to cap of $5000.
Options Amount ($)
Per rough opening**
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
  • $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
  • $250
    Replace hinged doors, with or without sidelights or transoms ENERGY STAR certified models:
  • U-Factor ≤ 1.22 W/m²K or
  • Energy Rating ≥ 34
  • $125

    **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.

    ***ENERGY STAR certified means that the model meets or exceeds the ENERGY STAR levels. Each certified model comes with a temporary label showing that the unit is ENERGY STAR certified.

    Frequently Asked Questions about windows replacement eligibility for grant

    Rebates are for window and door units only (per rough opening). Replacements of only glass, sash, or doors without a frame are not eligible. Skylights are not eligible.
    Products must be selected from the approved eligible product lists for windows, sliding glass doors, or hinged doors, sidelights, and transoms and must be purchased in Canada or from a Canadian online retailer.

    The homeowner cannot get a rebate that is greater than the cost of the window itself. Like all eligible measures under the Canada Greener Homes Grant, homeowners will have to provide an invoice as proof of purchase and will also be asked to declare any other rebate(s) they might have had when purchasing the windows or from provincial or municipal program(s). Calculation of the final incentive level will factor in those elements and the total reimbursement cannot exceed 100% of the invoice itself. For eligibility amounts, please see GH website.

    As per CGHG guidelines, labels shall remain on windows/doors until the post-retrofit evaluation is completed by the energy advisor for verification (including photos of all replaced windows/doors). However, if a homeowner wishes labels to be removed before post-retrofit evaluation, the homeowner will be required to provide photos of labels on the window/door and invoices for submission to CGHG. Homeowners must keep labels, invoices, and any other supporting documents (such as schedules or quotes) available until the end of the CGHG initiative’s retention period (March 31, 2028).

    The Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative requires a minimum of two photos of each rough opening with window(s) or door(s) installed, as follows:
    1) one situational photo with a portion of the surrounding wall assembly; and
    2) one photo of the ENERGY STAR label on the window or door that is legible in providing the following

    • ENERGY STAR logo
    • Manufacturer model code/number
    • U-factor/Energy Rating
    • NRCan reference number or a Certified Products Directory (CPD) number
    • Certified mark from:
      • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
      • Intertek Canada
      • Labtest Certification (LC)
      • QAI Laboratories, or
      • National Fenestration Council (NFRC)
    • Notes:
    • This requirement is in addition to the photo requirements specified in the EnerGuide Rating System Technical Procedures, Appendix B.
    • Photos showing multiple rough openings are not accepted (e.g., the standard ERS elevation photos when windows/doors are upgraded)

    At this time, there is no data available on completed projects.

    There is no data on the backlog of pre-or post-retrofit evaluations. We recognize the demand for energy advisors and EnerGuide evaluations have increased as a result of the positive response from Canadians to the Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative and there could initially be some homeowners who do not have access to an energy advisor in their region.

    The government is investing $10 million to support the recruitment, mentorship, and training of as many as 2,000 new energy advisors to meet increased demand.

    In addition to recruiting and training more energy advisors, we will be working with existing service organizations to explore how we might be able to facilitate the deployment of existing energy advisors from
    where they are available in greater numbers to areas where they are in of lower supply.


    Smart or programmable thermostats help improve your comfort, help you save money on your energy bill, and reduce your carbon footprint. Choosing a smart or programmable thermostat allows you to schedule temperatures to automatically adjust to energy-saving time-frames.

    Canada Greener Homes Grant Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

    • Must be combined with other retrofit measures from the Canada Greener Homes Grant.Exclusions: New heat pumps are installed with new thermostats and cannot be combined with this grant. A resiliency measure and a thermostat must be combined with another measure (in order to qualify for the grants).
    • All equipment must be purchased in Canada.
    • Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.
    Options Grant amount
    Replace a manual thermostat with a programmable or smart/adaptive thermostat $50


    Canada’s cold climate means that space heating accounts for over 60% of the energy used in the average Canadian home. Make the switch to more energy-efficient heating equipment such as a heat pump to cut your utility bill and reduce your carbon footprint. Keep in mind that the cost of energy to operate a product over its lifetime is just as important as its purchase price. 


    Many homes in moderate climates can rely on these heat pumps to heat or cool their homes year-round. In colder climates, a “cold-climate” heat pump is more effective and reduces the need for a supplementary heating source. A heat pump is an electrically driven device that extracts heat from a low-temperature place and delivers it to a higher temperature place.


    A contractor or energy advisor can help with estimating the economics of heat pumps in your area, and the potential savings you can achieve. Heat pumps in general can come at a higher cost compared to other heating systems due to the number of components in the system. In some regions and cases, this added cost can be recouped and significant GHGs savings can be made in a relatively short period through energy cost savings. However, in other regions, varying utility rates can extend this period. Speak with your energy advisor to see if a heat pump is right for you.

    Renewable Energy Systems

    Renewable energy is energy derived from natural processes that are replenished at a rate that is equal to or faster than the rate at which they are consumed. Under the Canada Greener Homes initiative, you can receive a grant for installing solar photovoltaic technology that converts sunlight directly into electricity. Under our climate resiliency grants, you may be eligible for reimbursements for a portion of the cost of the installation of batteries to store your solar energy. 

    Eligibility criteria for reimbursement*:

    • All equipment must be purchased in Canada
    • Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor in Canada.
    • The system must be composed of photovoltaic (PV) panel and inverter certified to CSA Standards
    • The rated PV panel must have a peak power capacity higher than or equal to 1.0 kW

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    Options Incentive amount
    Single family home MURBs*
    Install solar panels (photovoltaic (PV) system) ≥ 1.0 kW $1,000 per kW $1,000

    *NRCan does not endorse the services of any contractor, nor any specific product, and accepts no liability in the selection of materials, products, contractors or performance of workmanship. Before undertaking upgrades or renovations, find out about the appropriate products and installation techniques, and ensure that all renovations meet local building codes and by-laws.

    Resiliency measures

    Climate change and its effects often hit close to home. Many environmental factors related to climate change can have an impact on your home causing fire, flooding, wind, and loss of power. Your home and its location can help you identify your specific vulnerabilities to climate change.

    If you are in the process of making upgrades to your home, consider additional retrofits that could help protect your home and your family from environmental damages at the same time.


    Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

    The resiliency measure detailed below must be combined with an energy efficiency retrofit from the Canadian Greener Homes Grants initiative.

    Option Incentive amount
    Batteries connected to Photovoltaic systems to provide standby power for home $1,000
    Roofing Membrane – self-adhering roofing underlayment applied to the entire roof $150
    Foundation waterproofing $875
    Moisture proofing crawl space floor, walls, and headers (100%) $600

    Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs)

    A small MURB is a building of three or fewer stories in height, having a building area not exceeding 600 m2, and is not a retirement home. MURBs must either be stacked (up/down) or have a common area – townhomes are not MURBs. 


    Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

    • The small MURB must conform with the definition set out by the Greener Homes Grant initiative
    • A single EnerGuide evaluation must be undertaken of the entire structure (or address) and not on a unit by unit basis.
    • Homeowners within the MURB need to organize themselves (e.g. by way of condo board) in such a way that all homeowners are aware that evaluation has taken place.
    • Retrofits in a MURB must be agreed to by the person or persons able to make decisions about the renovations to the building.
    • Individual homeowners within the MURB must apply for individual grants of up to $5,000 based on the single EnerGuide evaluation undertaken for the entire structure.

    Calculating Incentives

    Insulation And Air Sealing 

    The maximum allowable amount for building envelope measures – adding insulation and/or air sealing – in MURBs will be calculated based on the number of units within the building. The table below provides the multiplier amount.

    Number of dwelling units per MURB 2–3 4–6 7–9 10–12 13–16 17+
    Number of dwelling units per MURB MURB Multiplier
    2–3 1.0
    4–6 1.5
    7–9 2.0
    10–12 2.5
    13–16 3.0
    17+ 4.0

    For example, a MURB having 9 units wanting to claim amounts for both air sealing and exposed wall insulation would be calculated as follows:

    (Air Sealing Maximum $1,000 x 2.0 = $2,000) + (Exposed wall insulation $350 x 2.0 = $700) = $2,700


    Reimbursements for building envelope measures must be claimed by one homeowner only and cannot be split by two homeowners. In other words, if one homeowner in a MURB only claims a portion of the measure, another home owner cannot claim the remainder.


    Windows And Doors:

    The windows and doors grants are calculated on a rough opening* basis. The allocated grant amount is the same as for a home. MURBs can install as many windows and/or doors up to a total of $5,000 per homeowner and a maximum of $20,000 per MURB.


    *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.


    Heating And Cooling:

    Small MURBs will not qualify for measures related to heat pumps or domestic water heaters.

    Thermostats will not qualify for the multiplier for MURBs.


    Renewables And Resiliency:

    Small MURBs can apply the multiplier for the installation of a photovoltaic (PV) system (max $5,000) and for resiliency measures.

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