Thousands in rebates for energy-efficient home renovations are offered through Green Ontario Fund, which is funded by Ontario cap-and-trade program.

The Green Energy Fund and all programs funded through it have been cancelled.

For your energy-efficient home renovations you can get:

  • up to $5,000 to replace existing windows for high-performance windows
  • up to $7,200 off of purchasing and upgrading the insulation of your home attic, basement and exterior walls
  • $100 rebate for air sealing
  • up to $5,800 off air source heat pumps that are ENERGY STAR certified or meet program requirements
  • up to $20,000 to install ENERGY STAR certified ground source heat pumps (home geothermal) or up to $4,500 to repair existing heat pump systems
  •  to $20,000 to install a home geothermal system
  • $100 for a smart thermostat
  • free energy saving devices for low-income customers
  • free upgrades for low income natural gas customers

To get the rebates, you have to hire a contractor that has been qualified under the program and listed at GreenON.ca.

How to find a GreenON participating contractor

Thousands of dollars in rebates are available for insulation your home, air sealing, select high-performance windows, ground source heat pumps and air source heat pumps. Participating contractors will take care of the process for you, from purchase and installation to submitting the rebate application on your behalf. Once the application is submitted, all you need to do is validate that the work is complete, submit your proof of purchase and the rebate cheque will arrive in approximately 4-8 weeks.

To find a participating contractor in your area, simply go to GreenON website and search by location, address or postal code – https://greenon.ca/find-a-contractor

Participating contractors are available to install eligible products in homes across the province. New contractors are signing up every day – check back to see more contractors in your area. Select contractors affiliated with the Lowe’s Canada, RONA and The Home Depot contractor networks will be added soon.

How to become a Green Ontario Fund participating contractor

The Green Ontario Fund offers energy-efficient home renovations that will be delivered through a network of participating contractors.

To become a participating contractor you have to apply through the sign-up portal and provide confirmation of business licences, insurance, and professional certifications. You must also complete orientation sessions on the requirements of the Green Ontario Fund incentives, additional training specific to each measure and sign a contractor participation agreement.

By participating, you will be included in the Green Ontario Fund contractor database that will be posted on GreenON.ca.

All details on how to become a Green Ontario Fund participating contractor you can find at https://greenon.ca/contractor-signup

The Green Ontario Fund is part of the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 15% below 1990 levels by 2020, to 37% by 2030, and to 80% by 2050.

In Ontario, buildings generate nearly a quarter of greenhouse gas pollution. The Green Ontario Fund helps to reduce your heating and cooling costs, increase your savings and decrease your home’s carbon footprint.

In addition to the rebates, Ontario government announced the creation of GreenON Support, a phone line that homeowners can call to get advice on what projects and rebates might be best for their home.

Sources:

  • https://greenon.ca/
  • https://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2017/12/helping-families-save-money-and-fight-climate-change-at-home.html
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