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20 December 2011

If you're planning to renovate your home, here's some information that will help you!

There are two programs available to help improve your home’s energy performance: Rénoclimat and ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes.

The purpose of the Rénoclimat Program is to help improve your home’s energy performance. There are several things that can be done to achieve this – for example, insulating your crawl space, insulating your basement walls, changing your heating device, and so on.

Concerning window replacements

Some types of work – for example, window replacements – do not qualify for financial assistance under the Rénoclimat program. This is to encourage other types of renovation work that will have a more significant impact on your home’s energy performance.

However, the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes Program pays $40 per “rough opening” (the grant is based on the number of rough openings, not on the number of doors, windows or skylights replaced). Replacement windows, doors and skylights, if properly installed, will help make your home air-tight.

How to apply for assistance

If you obtain assistance from the Rénoclimat Program, you also qualify for financial assistance from the federal ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes Program, provided the work is completed between June 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012. Each program has its own financial assistance grid, and assistance varies according to the type of work done. If the work you do is listed in both grids, you will receive both amounts of assistance. 

Wait times

There has been a large number of applications due to the return of the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes Program and the short period within which work must be done. As a result, it may take longer than usual to obtain an appointment in some regions. Please be assured that all possible steps are being taken to minimize the delays.

Call Centre contact Information for appointments


Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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