Union Gas Home Renovation Rebate Program

(and Ontario Green Investment Fund rebates)

Union Gas 2016

Since 2013, Union Gas Customers in south central Ontario are eligible to participate in the utility’s Home Renovation Rebate program. As a member of Green Communities Canada, Green Venture is an eligible agency to conduct the energy audits and can assist you in navigating this program. For the Union Gas Home Renovation Rebate Program, we service Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Haldimand, Norfolk, and Brant County.

July 29, 2016- The Ontario Government has announced the Green Investment Fund to augment renovation rebates. This will raise the retrofit rebates provided under the Home Renovation Rebate Program to a new maximum of $5000 per house.  In addition, all residents in Union Gas territory, not just Union Gas customers, can qualify for this program. Please call for more details. 905-540-8787 x115

As part of this program, participating clients will receive $500 back for their energy audits (that’s $500 total for the pre and post audits, not $500 for each), plus up to $4500 for eligible home renovation rebates.

Contact Green Venture today to book a home energy audit:

call us: 905-540-8787 ext. 115

or toll free 1-866-540-8866, ext 115

or email us: contact(at)greenventure.ca

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Union Gas Home Renovation Rebate Program (with Ontario Green Investment Fund augmentation)

Customer Eligibility criteria

Green Venture can perform rebate-eligible audits for customers in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Haldimand, Norfolk,  and Brant.

To participate, you must:

  • Heat your home with a natural gas, oil or propane furnace/ boiler; or wood stove (electric customers are not eligible)
  • Own a detached or semi-detached home, row/town house, or mobile home
  • Do an energy assessment both before and after your renovation.
  • Complete at least two eligible renovations

Rebates Available

MeasureNew 2016 RebatesDescription
Basement Insulation1250For adding at least R23 to 100% of basement
750For adding at least R12 to 100% of basement
1000For adding at least R23 to 100% of crawl space wall
500For adding at least R10 to 100% of crawl space wall
500For adding at least R24 to 100% of floor above crawl space
Exterior Wall Insulation1750Add at least R9 for 100% of building to achieve a minimum of R12
1250Add at least R3.8 for 100% of building to achieve a minimum of R12
Attic Insulation500For increasing attic insulation from R12 or less to at least R50 from R12 or less
250For increasing attic insulation from R13 to R25 to at least R50
500For increasing cathedral/flat roof insulation by at least R14
Air Sealing150Achieve 10% or more above base target
100Achieve base target
Furnace/Boiler1000For replacing a
·         94% or less AFUE natural gas, propane, or oil furnace, or;
·         89% or less AFUE natural gas, propane, or oil boiler, or;
With a
·         95% or higher AFUE condensing natural gas, propane, or oil furnace
·         90% or higher AFUE condensing natural gas, propane, or oil boiler
Wood-burning System375For replacing a wood-burning system or appliance with one of the following:
·              An indoor wood-burning appliance certified to either CAN/CSA-B415.1-M92 or the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 CFR Part 60 wood-burning appliance standard. Appliances exempt from EPA testing are not eligible unless they are B415.1-M92 certified.
·              An indoor pellet-burning appliance (includes stoves, furnaces and boilers that burn wood, corn, grain or cherry pits).
·              An indoor masonry heater.
Or
For replacing a solid fuel-fired outdoor boiler with an outdoor wood-burning appliance certified to either CAN/CSA-B415.1 or United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Outdoor Wood-fired Hydronic Heater (OWHH Method 28) Program (Phase 1 and 2). The capacity of the new equipment must be equal to or smaller than the capacity of the boiler being replaced.
Water Heater500For replacing water heater with ENERGY STAR natural gas water heater with EF of 0.80 or higher
Window/Door/Skylight80For each window, door or skylight replaced with ENERGY STAR-qualified model
Smart Thermostat **100For purchase and installation of a wi-fi enabled thermostat with learning capabilities utilizing sensor technology
Current technologies available:
·          Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat
·          Nest Learning Thermostat (2 nd  or 3 rd generation)
·          ecobee3 Thermostat

**Only Home Reno Rebate participants who have completed their E assessment will be eligible for the Smart thermostat rebate.

 Other Rebate enhancements

  • Maximum rebate of $5,000 including up to $500 for both energy assessments (vs. $2,500 under pre-August 2016 program). Customer pays the HST on the cost of the assessments similar to current program.
  • A bonus rebate of $250 per measure, calculated for 3+ measures

o   If a customer completed 3 measures, they will be eligible for $250 in bonus

o   If a customer completed 4 measures, they will be eligible for $500 bonus, and so on.

**Smart thermostats will not be considered one of the eligible energy efficiency upgrades to qualify for the enhanced HRR offering, and will not contribute towards eligibility for the bonus rebate offer.

A a not-for-profit education organization, Green Venture conducts energy audits using the EnerGuide Rating system under an agreement with Green Communities Canada, an umbrella organization of like-minded environmental non-profits, and GCC’s affiliate, Green Communities Incorporated.