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Home Energy

GreenUP has a team of Registered Energy Advisors ready to work with you to help you upgrade your home to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Funding for the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program has expired. The Canada Greener Homes Loan will continue to be offered to eligible homeowners on an ongoing basis. Receiving an energy assessment does not guarantee that you will qualify for rebates or loans.

GreenUP will communicate changes to funding eligibility or program details to our clients as promptly as possible.

If you would like to book an Energy Assessment please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.

What is an Energuide Home Energy Assessment?

A Home Energy Pre-retrofit Assessment is an evaluation of your home’s current energy use, taking into account the building envelope (insulation, windows, doors, airtightness) and mechanical systems (heating/cooling, hot water). The evaluation will reveal areas where you can make improvements or retrofits that will enhance your home’s energy efficiency. EnerGuide assessments are only performed by energy advisors registered with Natural Resources Canada, working with registered Service Organizations. GreenUP has a service provider agreement with Green Communities Canada, which is a registered service organization.  Learn more about EnerGuide assessments.

An EnerGuide pre-retrofit assessment is required in order to gain eligibility to the Canada Greener Homes Loan (up to $40 000 interest free loan). A post-retrofit assessment is also required after the work is completed. 

What loan programs are available?

The Canada Greener Homes Loan offers up to $40,000 in interest free loans repayable over 10 years to homeowners upgrading their primary residences to improve efficiency. See the full loan details on the Canada Greener Homes Loan website.

What is GreenUp’s service area for EnerGuide assessments?

GreenUP strives to provide Energuide services to homes within about 60 km of the City of Peterborough. If you are within this distance but your municipality is not listed among our products, contact us to find out if we are able to accommodate you.

What types of buildings are eligible for an Energuide assessment?

Your home must be one of the eligible dwelling types: single or semi-detached, mobile home on a permanent foundation, permanently moored floating home, row house, town home, mixed used building (residential portion only). If you have an apartment in your home or live in a multi-unit residential building, you may still be eligible but may need to seek your assessment from another provider. Contact us to discuss.

The home must also meet the conditions required to perform the EnerGuide evaluation. This means that the building envelope must be intact (no holes in exterior walls or ceilings), a heating system must be present, windows, doors and skylights must be intact, renovations must not have started, and electrical power must be present. The Energy Advisor must be able to access all doors, windows, heating and cooling systems, attics, basements and crawlspaces (where a hatch is present).

How much does an EnerGuide assessment cost?

GreenUP’s current rates for Energuide assessments are as follows. HST is charged on all prices.

Pre-Retrofit Assessment

Within the City of Peterborough: $525 +HST = $593.25

Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan-Monaghan, Curve Lake, Douro-Dummer, Hastings, Hiawatha, Otonabee S. Monaghan, Selwyn: $575+HST = $649.75

Cobourg, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Lindsay, North Kawartha, Port Hope, Trent Hills, Trent Lakes: $635+HST= $717.55

Post-Retrofit Assessment

Within the City of Peterborough: $295 +HST = $333.35

Asphodel-Norwood, Cavan-Monaghan, Curve Lake, Douro-Dummer, Hastings, Hiawatha, Otonabee S. Monaghan, Selwyn: $345 +HST = $389.85

Cobourg, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Lindsay, North Kawartha, Port Hope, Trent Hills, Trent Lakes: $400+HST = $452

**Homes with complex features or where additions are added between the pre and post retrofits will be charged an additional $75 fee.

Income-Contingent Programs

Home Energy Contact Form
Fill in our contact form to request a follow up by email or phone from our Home Energy coordinator or a Registered Energy Advisor. You can also call our Energy Help desk at 705-536-9943 on Monday and Wednesday from 10-3, or leave a message outside of those hours and our Home Energy coordinator will call you back.
For the best response, include as many details as possible, including where your home is located, what upgrades you are planning, and any other information that will help us to respond.
Our Home Energy Coordinator is able to return phone calls between 10am and 3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. We aim to respond to communications within 4 business days.

Partners

Green Communities Canada

Green Communities Canada

Green Communities Canada is a national association of community organizations that help people go green – in their homes and gardens, on the road, at work, and in the community. GCC has over two dozen member organizations in every region of the country, with combined annual revenues of $24 million, 600 employees, and more than 2000 volunteers....

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