December 19, 2017
Rebates to complete low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations are now available to Ontario homeowners through the Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency funded by the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market program.
The incentive program covers insulation, ground and air source heat pumps, existing heat pump repair, and replacement windows. Homeowners and tenants can also receive a $100 smart thermostat rebate through a partnership with Save on Energy.
The rebates include:
In addition to the incentives program, the province is launching a free over-the-phone service – GreenON Support – to help consumers learn how to save money and reduce their carbon footprint through home upgrades.
The rebate program aligns with the province’s Climate Change Action Plan, which aims to cut greenhouse gas pollution to 15 per cent below levels recorded in 1990 by 2020, 37 per cent by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050.
Green Ontario requires homeowners who take advantage of rebates to work with a qualified and screened contractor listed on the agency’s website. Contractors interested in participating must meet established criteria and complete training for specific, low-carbon renovations. Hopeful participants can sign up online at greenon.ca/contractor-signup. www.greenon.ca