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.

By starting with an Energuide assessment, eligible property owners can access up to $10,600 in grants and up to $40,000 in interest free loans to support efficiency upgrades!

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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 Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program (HER +) in Ontario (up to $10,000), the Canada Greener Homes Loan (up to $40 000 interest free loan), as well as other incentive programs. A post-retrofit assessment is also required after the work is completed. 

$600.00 of the cost of the pre- and post retrofit assessments will be reimbursed with the successful application to the incentive program. 

What grant programs are available?

Customers of Enbridge gas are now eligible for up to $10,600 in grants to support energy efficiency upgrades. Homeowners who are not Enbridge customers are eligible for up to $5600 in grants. See the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) website for full grant details and to check your eligibility. Please verify your eligibility for the HER+ program by filling out the eligibility questionnaire on their website.

Owners of rental homes (serviced by Enbridge gas) are now eligible for grant funds as well.

Your Energuide report will contain full details of the grant program and what you may be eligible for. Here are some of the most common upgrades. All grants for insulation are prorated based on the percentage of the total area insulated (wall, ceiling, basement etc.)

Enbridge customers

(max $10,600)

 Non-Enbridge customers

(max $5600)

Air source heat pump $3250 to $6500 $2500 to $5000
Energy Star windows $175 to $325 per window $125-$250 per window
Energy Star doors $175 per door $125 per door
Exterior wall insulation (amount is based on R value added) $4500 to $6750 $3300 to $5000
Attic insulation to reach R50 (amount is based on existing insulation present) $325 to $2350 $250 to $1800
Basement insulation (amount is based on R value added) $1400 to $2000 $1050 to $1500
Air sealing $725 to $1300 $550 to $1000
Heat pump hot water $1300 $1000
Solar panels $1000 per kW $1000 per kW
Assessment costs $600 $600

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. Most of the same upgrades eligible for the HER+ grant are eligible for the loan. 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.

Note that there is a $600 rebate available from the HER+ program to cover a portion of the assessment costs.

When should I book a home energy assessment?

We are currently booking 4-8 weeks in advance. Check back on our online assessment calendar for openings here.

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.


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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