Before you start renovating your home, it is essential to complete an assessment with a NRCan registered energy efficiency advisor. Registration is done online using the government grant website.
A new EnerGuide assessment is necessary if yours was completed before April 1, 2020.
If your EnerGuide evaluation was completed between April 1 and November 30, 2020, it is valid and it can be used for the grant program, but the costs related to this evaluation cannot be submitted for reimbursement. The residential work must have been completed by December 1, 2020 or afterwards and the products must be on the list of eligible and recommended products in your advisor's report.
If your assessment was completed after December 1, 2020, the costs related to it and to the work are eligible for reimbursement if you have completed at least one eligible and recommended retrofit from the report from your energy advisor.
Costs related to the evaluation of your home
The evaluation prices differ due to several factors. It could be affected by your house’s region, exact location (land) or size. The total amount to which you are entitled for is a maximum of $600, for the two assessments combined. With that being said, the reimbursement may not cover the full cost of these evaluations.
Specific instructions for Quebec residents
Residents of Quebec need to apply directly through the Rénoclimat program. The financial assistance offered by the Rénoclimat program will be adjusted for each participant according to the renovations carried out and the amount offered by the federal program. It is important to keep in mind that financial assistance amounts are not cumulative inside the same measure.
Rénoclimat program participants who received an evaluation before May 27, 2021, may be eligible for the federal program for eligible renovations carried out since December 1, 2020. Services Canada will contact eligible participants to inform them of the procedure to follow.