Interested in a chance to earn $5,000 to update your home? The Canadian government has announced a new program that will allow you to retrofit your home to become energy-efficient.
The Greener Homes Grant Program
What is The Greener Homes Grant Program?
The Greener Homes Grant is a $2.6 billion program that offers to pay for energy-saving upgrades to your home. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan announced a plan to help upgrade heaters, install solar panels, and replace windows and doors in Canadian homes.
“As a country, every effort counts to keep our air clean and our environment healthy. We know that these retrofits can sometimes be out of reach, so our government is now making them more affordable for Canadians.” – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
The federal government is hoping to make up to 700,000 homes more energy efficient within seven years. The hope of this initiative is to:
- Limit greenhouse gas emissions
- Lower the cost of energy bills
- Improve energy efficiency
By 2050, the Canadian government wants to meet the climate goal of net-zero emissions. Did you know that energy-inefficient buildings make up for 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions? As a result, this initiative will upgrade your home to the point where it’s combating climate change.
Through embracing this initiative, you will not only help the environment but the economy. As such, over 110,000 jobs in construction, technology, manufacturing, and sales will be created. Therefore, while cutting electrical costs and making life more affordable, you will provide new opportunities for individuals within communities of all prospects and sizes.
The Process of The Greener Homes Grant
The $5,000 grant per household will go towards covering the fees of the retrofit. Should you choose to participate in this program, the first step is to fill out an online application to have a certified advisor complete an energy evaluation of your home. The energy-saving measures eligible to your home will determine the amount of grant money you will receive.
Should you choose to proceed with the green adjustments, a licensed contractor will be hired to conduct the retrofits, followed by reimbursement from the government after the changes are inspected.
Why Go Green?
It’s important to understand the impact your modern-day lifestyle has on the environment. For example, you can learn more about how this program can minimize the size of your carbon footprint.
Renewable Energy Sources
Renewable energy derives power directly from natural sources such as solar, wind, biomass, hydropower, and many more. Of these sources of energy, the use of solar technology is becoming an increasingly popular form of energy to power homes and devices.
Solar technologies are a great way to make homes more environmentally friendly. Homes that utilize solar power curb emissions and can mitigate the impact homes have on the climate. Solar-energy system uses solar modules, which are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells. These PV cells harvest the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity.
Rather than burning fossil fuels, solar-powered homes create a greener electric grid. Since the sun is a more resilient and reliable source of energy, solar is growing in popularity for its efficiency alone. This is because the energy source is replenishing at a rate that is equal or faster to the rate at which it is being consumed. As a result, you can be more green-conscious and energy-efficient through the use of renewable energy.
Solar paneling can decrease energy consumption and reduce the size of your carbon footprint. In addition, you can decrease spending as solar installations are PST exempt and cut down the costs of electricity.
It’s important to choose an experienced and highly skilled team to install solar paneling in your home. As a proud partner of BC Hydro, Rikur Energy can help reduce your greenhouse gas emissions through the instalment of solar paneling.
It’s important to consider the impact your household has on the environment. For instance, you can take advantage of the $2.6 billion retrofit program to install solar panels or make smaller changes to be more green-conscious. In other words, you have access to an array of energy-saving resources. With Rikur Energy, you can cut greenhouse gas emissions and minimize the bottom line of your cursed energy bill. Reach out to the solar panel contractors to receive a free quote today on solar paneling installation.
Brad is proud to be of First Nation’s descent with ancestry traced back to the Manitoba Red River Band. With over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Brad offers an extensive background of project procurement in industries from agriculture, electrical distribution to commercial construction. Brad is a NABCEP certified professional with a thirst for ongoing education in the renewable field.