Home retrofit subsidy program reintroduced

Federal government revives discontinued program for eight months

Renovating your home this summer? The federal government has reintroduced home retrofit subsidy program ecoENERGY, which gives up to $5,000 in grants toward energy efficient home upgrades. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says the program will be available until March 31, 2012. The Conservatives had cancelled the program, but said they would bring it back for one year in the March budget. In order to be eligible, homeowners must hire a Natural Resources-licensed company to perform home energy audits. After the upgrades have been completed, another audit must be completed before homeowners receive their cheque from the government.

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