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Foundations

Get up to $3,015
Greener Homes Grants

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for Foundations

Foundation Grants

The Greener Homes Grant helps you pay for:

Grant amount ​may depend on:

  1. Depth of insulation, and

  2. Percentage of total wall covered​

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Basements

Pro-rated based on minimum of 20% coverage. 

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

Wall Insulation

  • Add R10 - R22

    • $210 to $1,050

  • Add R23+

    • $300 to $1,500

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Header Insulation

Minimum 80% coverage

  • Add R20+

    • $240

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Slab Insulation

Minimum 50% coverage 

  • Add R3.5

    • up to $400

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Water-proofing

Must be applied to exterior 

  • Min. 80% below-grade coverage:

    • $875

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For details, see government website​

Basements

Crawlspaces

Pro-rated based on minimum of 20% coverage. 

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

Wall Insulation

May require 100% coverage

  • Add R10 - R22

    • Up to $1,040

  • Add R23+

    • up to $1,300​​​

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Ceiling Insulation

Requires 100% coverage

  • Add R24+

    • $800
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Moisture proofing

Requires 100% coverage 

  • Add moisture barrier to walls, floors, and headers

    • $600

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For details, see government website​

Crawlspaces

Important Notes

  • Semi-detached or end unit row houses are only eligible for 75% of listed amounts for insulation.

  • Middle unit row houses are only eligible for 50% of the listed amounts insulation.

  • When both a basement and crawl space are present, all applicable grants are pro-rated to a maximum of $1,500 based on the total wall area and the insulation added.

Questions

If my crawlspace is unheated will it qualify?

Yes, unheated crawlspaces still qualify. 

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. If you want to qualify for provincial rebates you will require a Program Registered Contractor.

Are there provincial rebates available?

Yes, to qualify you will require the insulation to be installed by a Program Registered Contractor. 

Definitions:

R-Value: a measure of insulation. A high value indicates high performance. The value for any product will depend on the type of material and its thickness.

Water-proofing: a rubberized or polymer membrane, applied to the exterior of your below-grade foundation walls. Other water-proofing measures, like grading and foundation drainage, are not covered by the grant.

Below-grade: below the grade line, or under the ground.

 

Moisture barrier: a continuous vapor barrier, applied to the interior. A combination of 6 mil polyethylene sheeting and closed-cell spray foam is typical for crawlspace use.

 

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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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