Federal government promotes greener homes grant

By Gordon Lambie
Federal government promotes greener homes grant
(Photo : Gordon Lambie)

Compton-Stanstead MP Marie-Claude Bibeau paid a visit to Sherbrooke-based window and door manufacturer Profenex on Tuesday in order to promote the launch of the new Canada Greener Homes Grant for energy efficient renovations.
Meant to help homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes, the grant entitles homeowners to up to $600 to cover the cost of assessments from an EnerGuide certified energy advisor and then up to $5,000 for renovations to improve any energy efficiency issues highlighted in the assessment.
“I was surprised to discover that Houses and buildings are responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada,” Bibeau said, explaining that the hope is that a large-scale program to improve overall energy efficiency will help to cut that percentage.

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