Home Energy Retrofit Grants - Deadlines for Eligibility
The federal and provincial governments provided an opportunity for home owners to apply for grants for homeowners who undertake renovations that improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
While it may be too late for some if you have had your initial audit completed but have not finished your updates or had your post retrofit audit done the deadline for doing so is fast approaching. These programs are coming to a close as of March 31, 2011. See deadlines for eligibility below.
- Before undertaking any renovations, homeowners must first have an energy audit of their home performed by a licensed service organization (list of auditors provided at government web site address provided below) ..... BEFORE March 31, 2010. The evaluation report provided customized recommendations for renovations to improve the energy efficiency of the home. Once the homeowner had completed the renovations, a second audit must be undertaken within 18 months of the first one to determine the change in the home's energy efficiency.
- Deadlines for eligibility: Home energy retrofit grants are provided by both the federal and provincial governments. Both programs are ending as of March 31, 2011. To be eligible for federal grants, homeowners must have booked a pre-retrofit audit BEFORE March 31, 2010 and have the post-retrofit audit completed by March 31, 2011, or within 18 months of the date of the pre-retrofit evaluation (whichever comes first). Homeowners who booked a pre-retrofit audit AFTER March 31, 2010 can only access grants from the provincial government, but must also complete their post-retrofit audit completed by March 31, 2011.
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