As Oakridge, B.C. sets an ambitious building emissions example for Canadian municipalities, and it is now a perfect time for Oakridge homeowners to consider home improvements. With an ambitious goal of requiring all large commercial buildings to use only renewable energy by 2040, the Oakridge city council is leading the transition towards renewable energy for homes. Canadian homeowners can do their part by completing an energy audit to increase energy efficiency. Our Experts at Energy Werx BC are here to help homeowners in Oakridge, B.C. – If you're a homeowner, you can book your pre-evaluation today and find out how much you can be reimbursed. Energy Werx BC Franchise owner Josh Kovac says, "Our dedicated consultants at Energy Werx are doing their part in the CleanBC plan by providing homeowners with top-of-the-line advice on how they can do their part to help B.C. reach emissions reduction targets for 2030 and reach net zero by 2050".
Upgrading insulation and windows and replacing existing heating systems like furnaces with heat pumps can help decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Retrofitting a home to increase airtightness can help improve indoor air quality and the resilience of the buildings. In the past couple of years, Oakridge residents experienced record high temperatures in the summer, and the effects of the heatwave were devastating to the local communities. Homes in Oakridge. are generally not built to withstand high temperatures. This is where heat pumps and improved insulation can help keep you cool and reduce planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
The federal government's Greener Homes Grant makes it easy for residents to upgrade their homes and improve their energy efficiency. Homeowners can apply for grants of up to $5,000 and an additional $600 to support the cost of an EnerGuide home energy evaluation retroactive to December 1, 2020.
The process of completing an energy evaluation is simple. First, one of our certified Energy Werx Advisors performs an energy evaluation, using methods to determine the energy consumption throughout your house. Based on the findings, we estimate your home's annual energy expenditure. We will create an energy-efficient plan to save energy and increase your home's efficiency. We will also determine the applicable rebates. Home energy evaluations are becoming more popular in Oakridge, B.C., so don't hesitate; to book your assessment today!
Energy Werx BC is the leading home energy evaluation company servicing Vancouver, including Oakridge, Kitsilano, West Point Grey, South Main, East Vancouver, Champlain Heights, Arbutus Ridge, West Side, South Vancouver and Grandview-Woodland. Energy Werx President Todd Downey states, "We are thrilled to provide our services to Oakridge residents. There has never been a better time for Oakridge homeowners to do an energy evaluation, and we are here to support them every step".
The application process for The Canada Greener Homes Grant is very straightforward. First, register directly through the Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative website.
Once you confirm your eligibility and register for the program, you can contact EnergyWerx to book a pre-retrofit evaluation. The upgrades you chose will be completed in your home following the assessment. We will come to your home again to complete the post-retrofit evaluation and apply for reimbursement. Upload your receipts to the Greener Homes Portal to apply for a refund. You will get your money back 90-120 days after uploading your records to the Greener Homes Portal.
What are the requirements for the Canada Greener Homes Grant?
It's easy to determine if you are eligible to apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant. First, only one homeowner per home can register, and the home must be your primary residence. Contact us to book the pre-and post-renovation assessments, as this is one of the requirements. You'll also need to complete at least one eligible energy up-grade renovation. Make sure you keep all receipts for energy upgrades, as you'll be asked to provide copies of receipts to receive a refund. Only pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations completed after December 1, 2020, qualify for the grant. You must purchase all the products used in retrofitting your home in Canada. Indigenous applicants may be eligible to register multiple homes, including homes not the owner's primary residence. The applicant must be the direct owner of the house.
You must own a detached or semi-detached house, mobile home, or a row house to meet eligibility criteria. Your home must be at least six months old to qualify. Please note that multi-unit residential buildings over three stories high are not eligible for the grant.
The government will reimburse you for up to $5,000 for the eligible upgrades completed after December 1, 2020. You will receive a refund of up to $600 for the cost of the pre-and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations. EnerGuide evaluations conducted before December 1, 2020, are not eligible for reimbursement.
Home improvements available under the Canadian Greener Homes Grant:
• Home insulation - Up to $5000 — homeowners can increase the insulation in their home's crawl space, basement, ceiling/attic, exposed floors, or exterior walls.
• Air-sealing - Up to $1000— We will provide you with a report which will give you a target to increase the tightness of the air in your home.
• Heat Pump - Install New or replace up to $11,000-helps to reduce your carbon emissions and utility bills.
• Doors & Windows- Up to $350- By installing brand new high-performance Energy Star certified windows and new frame replacements.
• Solar Renewable Energy — Install photovoltaic solar panels.
Get Started Today. Contact our Dedicated Advisors at Energy Werx.
We are here to help you every step of the way! Please let us show you how we can help you receive the most rebates available. To book a pre-evaluation, call us at 250-483-5060 or submit a form via our website, firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our team members will get back to you right away.