The Canada Greener Homes Grant, provided by the Government of Canada, will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow our domestic green supply chains, and fight climate change. Access up to $5,600 under the initiative to undertake an EnerGuide evaluation and energy efficiency retrofits.
- Grant amounts vary based on building type and upgrade completed. For complete grant eligibility, see the Canada Greener Homes Grant website.
- If you are eligible, you could be reimbursed for:
- Up to $5,000 total for eligible retrofits across all upgrade categories. Only homeowners who conduct at least one retrofit that is both recommended by an energy advisor and eligible will be reimbursed.
- Up to $600 for the cost of your pre-and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation.
Update your eligible attic/ceiling, exterior wall, exposed floor, basement or foundation, and crawlspaces.
|Up to $5,000|
Perform air sealing to improve the air-tightness of your home to achieve the air-change rate target
|Up to $1,000|
|Windows and doors
Replace your windows or 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 retrofit)
|Up to $50|
Make the switch to more energy-efficient heating equipment to save on your utility bill and reduce your carbon footprint
|Up to $5,000|
Install photovoltaic solar panels to convert sunlight energy into electricity.
|Up to $5,000|
Incentives to protect your home and your family from environmental damages (must be combined with another retrofit)
|Up to $2,625|
|Small Multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs)
Learn more about how to multiply your incentives if you live in a multi-unit residential building.
- You must register for the Canada Greener Homes Grant. Registration can be completed via the Homeowner Portal or by calling 1-833-674-8282.
- Due to very high call volume, it is recommended that homeowners register online.
- You must be the owner of the home; you will be required to show proof of ownership at registration.
- The home must be your primary residence; you will be required to show proof of residence at registration. Rentals are not eligible.
- The home must be greater than 6 months old based on the date of occupancy of the first homeowner.
- Eligible property types include:
- Single and semi-detached houses;
- Row housing;
- All-season cottages;
- Mobile homes on a permanent foundation;
- Permanently-moored floating homes;
- Mixed use buildings (residential portion only); and
- Small multi-unit residential buildings (three storeys or less with a footprint of 600 m2 or less).
- You must have a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation and a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation to be reimbursed.
- Indigenous governments or organizations (e.g., band councils, land claim organizations) and housing management bodies and other representative or Indigenous service delivery organizations with formal partnerships with Indigenous governments or organizations are also able to participate.
- For more details, contact the program directly.
- Upgrade requirements vary.
- Upgrades completed must both be eligible and recommended in the Renovation Upgrade Report received from your energy advisor after your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation.
- For all upgrade efficiency requirements, visit the Canada Greener Homes Grant website.
How to Apply
- Learn about the initiative to determine if you are eligible to participate, documentation requirements, and other participation considerations.
- Register and book your pre-retrofit evaluation. Confirmed registrations will receive a registration number from the program.
- You must select the Service Organization you wish to engage from within the Homeowner Portal.
- To identify energy advisors and Service Organizations that serve your area, visit our Energy Advisor Search Tool.
- It is recommended that you locate an available energy advisor, identify the Service Organization they are working for, and then submit your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation request in the Homeowner Portal.
- If you are unable to find an available energy advisor, please email and inform Natural Resources Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Plan, document, and complete your home retrofits based on the upgrade recommendations in your Renovation Upgrade Report. Review the upgrade requirements and available grants when planning your upgrades online.
- Book your post-retrofit evaluation and apply for reimbursement. After your upgrades are complete, book your post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation and complete the online application form in the Homeowner Portal.
- Receive your reimbursement.
Deadlines and Important Dates
- If you conducted an EnerGuide evaluation on your home before April 1, 2020 – you will need a new evaluation.
- If you conducted an EnerGuide evaluation on your home between April 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020 – you can use your evaluation for the program but you won’t be reimbursed for the evaluation itself. To be eligible, your home retrofits must have been completed on or after December 1, 2020 and be both eligible and recommend by an energy advisor in their report.
- If you conducted an EnerGuide evaluation on your home after Dec 1, 2020 – you can be reimbursed for both your evaluations and your retrofits if you complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their report.
- CleanBC Better Homes and the Energy Coach Service does not provide Canada Greener Homes Grant registration or Homeowner Portal support. You must contact the Canada Greener Homes Grant directly.
- Canada Greener Homes Grant is administered and supported by the Government of Canada through Natural Resources Canada.
- Check out the CleanBC Better Homes rebate search tool for other energy efficiency upgrades rebates.
- Did you see a building science or energy efficiency term you did not understand? Check out our glossary.