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Canada Offering Energy Efficiency Retrofit Grants

Since January 2007, government agency Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has been offering EcoEnergy retrofit grants to owners of single-family homes, including detached, semidetached, and low-rise multifamily buildings. As of October 2007, the program had performed 37,000 energy evaluations and awarded 2,200 grants to homeowners, covering everything from energy-efficient furnaces and appliances to added insulation to ground-source heat pumps and solar-thermal hot water systems. To apply for a grant, a homeowner must have his or her home inspected by an energy auditor from NRCan and then perform some or all of the repairs and upgrades suggested by the auditor. Once improvements are made, the homeowner can apply to NRCan for reimbursements of up to CA$5,000 (US$5,000). More information is available at (click on “Grants and Incentives”).

Published January 1, 2008

Wendt, A. (2008, January 1). Canada Offering Energy Efficiency Retrofit Grants. Retrieved from

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