To encourage Canadians to make their homes more energy efficient, the Canada Greener Homes Loan provides interest-free financial assistance. This way, homeowners can improve the energy performance of their homes while reducing their environmental footprint. This loan is compatible with every provincial programs aimed at improving household energy efficiency.
A blower door is a machine used to measure the airtightness of buildings. It can also be used to measure airflow between building zones, to test ductwork airtightness and to help physically locate air leakage sites in the building envelope. In other words, the blower door test quantifies and locates the outside air that enters your home. The blower door is an effective tool used in several energy efficiency programs.
Buyers who apply for a mortgage are required to obtain CMHC mortgage insurance if they do not have a down payment of at least 20% of the total value of the home they wish to purchase. CMHC’s Eco Plus program offers a partial premium refund to homeowners who purchase climate friendly housing. Get up to 25% of your insurance premium back with an energy efficient home.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) created an innovative new multi-unit mortgage loan insurance product focused on affordability, accessibility, and climate compatibility.
MLI Select offers insurance incentives based on affordability, energy efficiency, and accessibility.
The more committed you are to social and environmental outcomes, the better the incentives.