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Insulation BC

Get up to $5,000
Greener Homes Grant

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for Insulation

Insulation Grants

The Greener Homes Grant helps you pay for insulating your:

Grant amount ​depends on:

  1. Depth of insulation, and

  2. Percentage of total wall covered​

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Greener Homes Grant

Wall Insulation

Pro-rated based on minimum of 20% coverage. 

To understand R-values, see What is an R-Value?

Main Wall

  • Add R7.5 - R12 

    • $660 to $3,300

  • Add R13 - R20

    • $760 to $3,800​​​

  • Add R20+

    • $1,000 to $5,000

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Basement Wall

  • Add R10 - R22

    • $210 to $1,050

  • Add R23+

    • $300 to $1,500

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Crawlspace Wall

May require 100% coverage 

  • Add R10 - R22

    • up to $1,040

  • Add R23+

    • up to $1,300

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For details, see government website​

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Walls

Ceiling Insulation

Pro-rated based on minimum of 20% coverage. 

To understand R-values, see What is an R-Value?

Attic

  • Increase to R50 from R12

    • $360 to $1,800

  • Increase to R50 from R25

    • $120 to $600

  • Increase to R50 from R35

    • $50 to $250

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​​​​​​Cathedral Roof

  • Increase to R20 from R12  

    • $120 to $600

  • Increase to R28 from R12  

    • $120 to $600

  • Increase to R28 from R25  

    • $50 to $250

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Flat Roof

  • Increase to R20 from R12  

    • ​$120 to $600

  • Increase to R28 from R12  

    • $120 to $600

  • Increase to R28 from R25 

    • $120 to $250

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Crawlspace Ceiling

100% coverage required

  • Add R24+  

    • ​$800

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For details, see government website​

Ceilings
Flat/Cathedral

Floor Insulation

Not prorated.

To understand R-values, see What is an R-Value?

Exposed Floor (air exterior)

100% coverage required

  • Add R20

    • $350

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Basement Slab Floor

50% coverage required

  • Add R3.5  

    • $400

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For details, see government website​

Floors

Questions

Can I qualify for insulation in multiple locations?

Yes, but the total amount is limited to $5,600. This includes a $600 rebate for the evaluation by your energy advisor.

Can I install the insulation myself?

Yes, you can qualify for the federal grant with insulation you install yourself. You will be compensated for the cost of materials so keep all your receipts.

Are there provincial rebates available?

Yes, to qualify for provincial insulation rebates you will require the insulation to be installed by a registered contractor.

What is an R-Value?

An R-Value is a measure of insulation. The higher the value, the better the insulation.

 

The value for any product will depend on its thickness and the material used.

Common insulation upgrades:

What is a R-Value?

How to Apply
Greener Homes Grant

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Confirm eligibility

Use the official criteria, or by speaking with our team.

Step 1

Create your application

Begin your online application here

  1. Select HomeStep.ca as your service provider to conduct the EnerGuide evaluation.

  2. Provide your property tax roll number & your government ID

 

Tip: your tax roll number can be found on BC Assessment.

Step 2

Book your evaluation

Once you have selected HomeStep.ca you are automatically added to our waitlist.

If you have finished creating your application you are ready to book your in-person energy evaluation

We will also contact you directly once your application appears in our waitlist.

Step 3

Pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation

You must complete a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation before beginning the retrofits to be eligible for the grant.

An energy advisor performs the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, to measure the efficiency of your home. The evaluation is in-person and takes 1-2 hours. The advisor can provide upgrade guidance at this time.

Step 4

Optional: Interest-free loan

A $40,000 interest-free loan from the Government of Canada to help pay for your renovation. For more information, see Greener Homes Loan.

Step 4B

Retrofit your home

After the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is complete, you will be provided a report with the results and our recommendations. After review, you can decide which retrofits work best for you.

Step 5

Post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation

Book a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, and submit the required documents online or by mail. Once complete, your new EnerGuide label will show you how much more energy-efficient your home has become.

Step 6

Request and receive your grant

You will be asked to confirm your total grant amount, which will cover part of your retrofits cost and the cost of the energy advisor. After confirmation, you will receive a cheque by mail within 30 business days.

Step 7

For details, see government website​

How to Apply

$40,000 Interest-Free
Greener Homes Loan

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Interest-free loans of up to $40,000 are available from the Government of Canada to help homeowners pay for the cost of retrofits.

 

The Canada Greener Homes Loan works alongside the Greener Homes Grant program.

With a 10 year, interest-free repayment term, homeowners may opt in to the loan when pursuing retrofits like insulation, heat pumps, solar panels, and more.

Energy advisors play a key part in the delivery of the loan.

Booking an energy evaluation is a requirement to qualify for the loan.

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