Retrofits make buildings more efficient, helping to save energy and reduce GHG emissions. However, they often require upfront costs, which can be a barrier to making needed upgrades.
To help households, businesses and the public sector offset the costs of energy-saving and emission-reducing retrofits, the province is developing a new incentive program to complement existing utility programs. For example, building owners could receive incentives to install the most efficient gas-fired heating equipment, switch to an air-source heat pump or improve the building’s envelope, for example by adding insulation or replacing windows.
- What was your experience accessing home renovation incentives?
- What types of incentives or financing options would best encourage investments in energy efficiency or switching to low carbon heating equipment?