The Canada Greener Homes Grant is no longer accepting new applicants. The program was originally supposed to last until 2027 and, recently, many thought the program would run until March 2024. But of specific importance for Ottawa residents, as of February 5, 2024, Enbridge Gas has closed intake to new applicants of the Home Energy Rebate Plus program (HER+).

While the abrupt ending of the Greener Homes Grant could be a sad day from some Ontario homeowners, there are still plenty of offers to take advantage of to upgrade your windows and doors.

Quote from the NRCan website:

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is no longer accepting new applicants. Homeowners who have already completed their online registration and have an application number are encouraged to proceed in a timely manner with their retrofits and will continue to be eligible for funding and support through the Canada Greener Homes portal.

Does the Greener Homes Grant ending affect Quebec residents?


In Quebec, the Greener Homes Grant funding is available through the provincial government’s Rénoclimat program. For window and door replacements with qualifying products, the program covers $60 per rough opening, and up to $20,000 in total per single-family home. Participation in the program has to be initiated through Renoclimat and/or through its approved EnerGuide advisors.

What is the Canada Greener Homes Grant?

Announced in 2020 and launched in 2021, the Canada Greener Homes Grant reimburses up to $5000 for qualifying retrofits. The grant is conditional on performing an EnerGuide home assessment, and also covers an extra of up to $600 for it. Qualifying retrofits should be recommended by the advisor to make residences more energy-efficient, and can include windows and doors, home insulation, heating equipment, and renewable energy. Other upgrades like resiliency measures, air sealing, and programmable thermostats are also covered, albeit to a lesser extent.

What is the Canada Greener Homes Initiative?

The Canada Greener Homes Initiative is a program from the federal government aimed at raising the energy efficiency of residential buildings, reducing greenhouse emissions, and stimulating the growth of a greener economy. It offers financial incentives for homeowners to help undertake home improvements to make them more energy-efficient and resilient in face of extreme weather. The Initiative is comprised of a Canada Greener Homes Grant of up to $5,000, and an interest-free Canada Greener Homes Loan of up to $40,000. Both the Grant and the Loan are conditional on performing an EnerGuide home evaluation with a NRCan approved energy advisor. An extra of up to $600 towards the cost of the energy assessment is also available.

Can I still save on my windows and doors?


Until March 15th 2024, we're currently running our Early Bird Special Offer. You can capitalize on free standard exterior colour upgrades on windows and a free upgrade to smooth fibreglass on entry doors.


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