Quebec homeowners must go through the Renoclimat. This means that you can increase your financial assistance by accessing two levels of grants for your energy-efficient renovations. The initiative consists of two things: the loan and the grant.
The Canada Green Home Loan :
To encourage Canadians to make their homes more energy efficient, the Canada Green Home Loan provides interest-free financial assistance. This assistance is complemented by the Canada Green Housing Grant, and helps with the most significant renovations recommended by an energy advisor. In this way, homeowners can improve the energy performance of their homes while reducing their environmental footprint.
Terms of repayment: 10 years, interest free
Type of loan: Unsecured personal loan, on approved credit
The maximum eligible loan amount is determined based on the renovations selected in your application, as well as the estimates for those renovations. The eligible amount is capped in accordance with industry and market standards. The maximum loan amount may be less than the estimated cost of the work, in which case you will be responsible for financing the difference.
Only one loan may be granted per eligible property and per owner-occupant.
It is important to note that this loan can only finance products and installations that are recommended by an energy advisor and that are eligible for the grant. This way, you can be sure that the renovations financed by the loan will contribute to improving the energy efficiency of your home and still be eligible for the grant.
The Canada Green Housing Grant :
The scientific consensus is clear on the origin of climate change, whose effects on human life are already visible. In response to this challenge, the Canadian government has developed the Canadian Green Home Grant program, pledging an investment of nearly $2.6 billion over the next seven years.
The Canadian grant is designed to encourage households to undertake energy-efficient renovations and upgrades to their homes such as:
In concrete terms, it allows you to access :
|Type of improvement
Heating and air conditioning
Switch to energy-efficient heating/cooling systems and save on your electricity bills while reducing your carbon footprint.
Up to $5,000
Improve the insulation of your walls, floors and/or ceilings to regulate the temperature inside your home and reduce heat loss.
Up to $5,000
Doors and windows
Replace your home's windows and glass doors with ENERGY STAR®-certified models. These models meet the highest energy efficiency standards.
Up to $5,000
Install photovoltaic panels. Solar energy is the energy of sunlight, collected and converted directly into electricity by photovoltaic solar panels. Check out the official government sites to learn more about this technology.
Up to $5,000
Resilience measures to protect your home
Improve your home's ability to withstand environmental stresses such as natural disasters and climate change. *(Must be combined with another renovation)
Up to $2625
Seal gaps, cracks, the house envelope, doors, windows, vents, ducts and other penetrations to reduce air leakage. This will improve your home's energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
Up to $1,000
Improve your level of comfort and reduce your energy costs by integrating smart thermostats.
Up to $50
Who can benefit?
The Canadian grant can be awarded to any homeowner or co-owner of a home located in Canada; only one homeowner per home can apply.
In Quebec, homeowners must register with the Renoclimat program, in addition to meeting the following conditions
To learn more about the eligibility requirements, you can consult the program link Canadian Green Home Energy Efficiency Grant (Greener home).
Making life more affordable for Canadians by improving quality.
Contribute to the collective fight against global warming.
Reduction of the energy bill and creation of new jobs.