Energy Efficient Homes And Lower Energy Bills

We will help make energy efficient homes more affordable, and help lower monthly energy bills.

$40,000 interest free loan for green renovationsToday, many Canadians live in homes that aren’t energy efficient – which means higher utility bills and more pollution. At the same time, more and more homes are in danger of being destroyed from an ever-increasing number of floods and wildfires. It’s expensive to adapt to a changing climate, and we are going to help.

To make life more affordable for Canadians, cut our emissions, and protect the environment, we will move forward with a plan to:

  • help retrofit 1.5 million homes to help Canadians make their homes more energy efficient, and better protect them from climate-related risks;
  • give interested homeowners and landlords a free energy audit;
  • help homeowners and landlords pay for retrofits by giving them an interest-free loan of up to $40,000;
  • help people buy newly built homes that are certified zero-emissions by giving them a Net Zero Homes Grant of up to $5,000; and
  • invest $100 million in skills training, to ensure there are enough qualified workers to keep up with energy audits, retrofits, and net-zero home construction.

To help Canadians save more on their monthly energy bills, we will also move forward with making Energy Star certification mandatory for all new home appliances starting in 2022.

And to help make large commercial buildings more energy efficient, we will move forward with a national competition to create four $100-million long-term funds to help attract private capital that can be used for deep retrofits of large buildings, such as office towers.