The ecoENERGY Retrofits Program has been cancelled by the Canadian Federal Government, so much for assisting homeowners in getting their homes retrofitted. If you were fortunate to have registered your property before January 28th, 2012 your are still in luck to have the work completeted by the deadline of June 3oth, 2012. This deadline has been extended from March 31st. 2012.
This program allowed homeowners to receive grants of up to $5000.00 to make their homes energy efficient.
Prior to have any renovations done homeowners must have completed an energy audit of their home by a licensed service provider. The report will give the homeowner recommendations for renovations to improve the efficiency of their home. Once work has been completed a 2nd audit will be done to determine the improvement in the home's energy efficiency.
I am one of the lucky ones as I registered my home last fall. So in the spring I will be getting a new roof and hopefully a rebate from the federal government. I live in a 108 year old home in Toronto and I have a lot to do to bring our home up to a more energy efficient standard.
For more information on the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program, please visit: http://www.ecoaction.gc.ca/ecoenergy-ecoenergie/retrofithomes-renovationmaisons-eng.cfm