Home retrofit rebates: Durham Deep Retrofit

Get up to $10,000 cash-back for deep retrofits

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Durham Greener Homes Deep Retrofit Rebate


Incentives available for achieving deep retrofit milestones. Homeowners may receive an incentive by either reducing their Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by a certain percent or obtaining a recognized certification in between pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations.

Green house gas emissions reduction

$5,000 - $10,000 for achieving 50% or greater green house gas emissions reduction between modelled results from pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations. Incentives increase by $100 for every 1% of green house gas emissions saved over 50%.

Rebate Examples
GHG reduction percent Incentive amount
50% $5,000
70% $7,000
90% $9,000
100% $10,000

Qualifying labels and certification

  • $5,000 for receiving labelling as a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Ready Home
  • $10,000 for receiving labelling as a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Home
  • $10,000 for receiving certification from Passive House EnerPHit standard

Learn more about Net Zero Ready and Net Zero homes

Learn more about EnerPHit certified homes

Terms and conditions

  • Minimum project costs must be at least $30,000 before taxes
  • Only projects completed after an eligible pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation will be considered for meeting the minimum project cost
  • Pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations are only eligible if completed on or after October 1, 2021
  • Post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations are only eligible if completed after enrollment in the Deep Retrofit Rebate
  • Incentive categories are non-stackable (e.g., a home that achieves 50% Green House Gas emissions reduction and receives Net Zero Ready certification is eligible for $5,000 not $10,000)
  • Incentive is only paid out upon completion of the project and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
  • Mandatory participation in case studies (various media formats)
  • Mandatory data sharing – at least 24 months of energy and utility data pre-and post-renovation for Measure and Verification purposes

You can apply for the Durham Greener Homes rebates through your Home Energy Coach

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