Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Interesting Reading: Government Help for Going Green in Homes

...The ecoENERGY Efficiency Initiative is investing more than $375 million between 2007 and 2011 to promote smarter energy use by Canadians — at home, at work and on the road. These efforts will: reduce emissions that harm our health and the environment; save Canadians money; and make the most of our natural resources — because wasted energy is our biggest source of untapped energy.
The coENERGY Efficiency Initiative features the following components:
  • ecoENERGY retrofit ($220 million) offers homeowners, along with smaller businesses and organizations, financial support to retrofit their homes, smaller buildings and industrial processes.
  • ecoENERGY for Buildings and Houses ($60 million) encourages both the construction and retrofit of more energy-efficient buildings and houses...
For more information visit
Credit: The ecoENERGY Efficiency Initiative
We felt that this is an interesting link for home owners and as it benefits the environment we decided to share this link with you for easy access.

Did you know that you could qualify for a grant from the Office of Energy Efficiency Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) for retrofitting your home?

NRCan offers the ecoENERGY Efficiency Initiative which is geared to promote better energy use in the home, at the office and on the roads.

For more information about the initiative and to find out how to qualify for a grant to improve your home, go to

From our point of view we always suggest before we start construction of an addition or renovation to have an energy audit done of the existing home to see if any energy improvements are eligible for a grant. As the renovations can be quite substantial it makes sense to see if the house can be made even more energy efficient and to take advantage of the government incentives.
Wo-Built's Team

ecoACTION - Using Less - Living Better: Home Improvement: Grants for Residential Property Owners

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