Government Renews Grants for Energy Efficient Home Improvement

By Bizclik Editor


Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, has announced the government’s renewal of the increasingly popular ecoENERGY Retrofit program. Available for home owners, the initiative helps Canadians save on home improvements that are environmentally friendly and additionally reduce energy costs.

“Our Government is committed to easing the burden of high energy costs on Canadians and putting more money back in their pockets,” said Minister Oliver. “With this program, Canadians can make their homes more energy-efficient and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.”

“Canadians can apply today,” said MP Gourde, speaking in Quebec City. “Especially during summer and construction season, we want as many Canadians as possible to take advantage of this grant.”



Click here to read the latest issue of Business Review Canada


The program has been renewed through March 31st 2012. Homeowners who apply may be eligible for grants up to $5,000 for use in home renovation that is to make them more energy-efficient.  The program has the opportunity to help up to 250,000 Canadian homeowners become more energy efficient and could generate as much as $4 billion national economic activity.

Previous homeowners who have participated in this program have saved an average of 20 per cent on their energy bills. Clearly this is a great opportunity for Canadian homeowners and they should definitely apply if possible. Promoting a greener Canada, the government incentive should further Canada toward a goal of an energy efficient nation. 


Featured Articles

Sustainability, ESG, net zero in focus at must-attend event

Sustainability takes centre stage at two-day hybrid conference featuring thought leaders covering circular economy, scope 3, ESG, B Corp, net zero, DE&I

Must-attend sustainability events for executives in 2022/23

Discuss and debate the most pressing issues around sustainability at these nine executive events – from London to Abu Dhabi, San Diego to Singapore

Meet the CEO on a mission to nurture women leaders in Africa

The argument for women leaders in Africa is compelling, yet numbers are small. But one female leader is on a mission to change that – Awamary Lowe-Khan

BCG's Daniel Weise on supply chain and procurement strategy

Leadership & Strategy

Flexible work perks heat up as the war on talent rages

Human Capital

Meet the COO: Former Israel Defense Force cyber lead Parnes

Technology & AI