Greener Homes and Rebates
The Greener Homes Initiative and other possible rebates.
Most of us have seen EnerGuide labels on appliances that allow us to compare the energy use between different models of household appliances and cars. EnerGuide for Homes allows us to make a similar comparison between homes.
Getting an EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluation is an easy way to learn about your home’s current energy efficiency, and to make informed decisions on how best to improve it. This will reduce your energy costs and improve the comfort, longevity, and value of your home. This gives you the added benefit of reducing emissions that contribute to climate change. All of which helps to achieve the goal of 100RE by 2050 or sooner. To learn more about EnerGuide, click here.
What’s involved in a home energy evaluation?
A registered energy advisor from Reep Green Solutions will conduct a top-to-bottom assessment of your home, inspecting your home’s insulation, heating and cooling systems and overall home energy use to detect sources of energy loss – a similar process to eMERGE’s former Home Tune-Up program. When the assessment is complete, you will receive:
- An EnerGuide Rating Label, which rates your home’s current energy consumption and compares your home’s performance to a typical new house. The label will also show you the proportion of energy consumed by your home’s heating, cooling, ventilation and other equipment and appliances.
- A Homeowner Information Sheet, which provides information on how your EnerGuide Rating was calculated and a detailed report on how your home uses energy.
- A Renovation Upgrade Report, which provides you with a customized action plan to improve the energy efficiency of your home, including:
- Recommended energy efficiency upgrades;
- Potential home energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions;
- Health and safety information; and
- Energy saving tips.
- Visit the Reep Green Solutions website to book an evaluation.
Qualifying for rebates and incentives
You may be eligible for rebates and incentives to make your home more efficient. To qualify for available rebates and incentives, you may need to get a home energy evaluation before and after your renovation that shows the progress you made to proof your home and increase its performance.
The City of Guelph is launching the Guelph Greener Homes Program in Summer 2023.