Making your house green


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This article was published 12/07/2021 (687 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

In my last mailing to constituents, I asked what you considered the issue that concerned you the most. Your overwhelming response was climate change.

Did you know that our homes and buildings account for 18 per centof Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions?

Lowering these emissions is equivalent to taking 320,000 cars off the road annually. That’s why our government recently launched the Canada Greener Homes Grant to reimburse homeowners who make upgrades to their homes that reduce the amount of energy their home uses.

Homeowners in Saint Boniface – Saint Vital can receive up to $5,600 as part of the program – up to $5,000 towards eligible upgrades and up to $600 towards the cost of pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluations.

An Energuide home evaluation helps homeowners understand how their homes use energy. The higher your home’s EnerGuide rating is, the more efficient it is. With this evaluation, Canadians will receive expert advice on which home upgrades are right for them.

You can upgrade heating and cooling systems in your home or improve air sealing with higher performing windows, doors, or home insulation.

You can install renewable energy systems like solar panels or geothermal or electric heat pumps. All of this reduces your energy consumption and improves your home’s energy efficiency.

Retrofitting existing homes is a great opportunity to spur economic activity, to help Canadians make their homes more comfortable and will take us a long way towards exceeding our climate goals.

Visit the Canada Greener Homes Grant website at or contact my office for more information and register to start your home retrofit journey today.

Dan Vandal

Dan Vandal
Saint Boniface-Saint Vital constituency report

Dan Vandal is the Liberal MP for Saint Boniface-Saint Vital.

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