The Québec government and the Transition énergétique Québec offer programs and subsidies to help households reduce their energy consumption.
The Éconologis program allows low-income households to take advantage of free individualized advice and even to have electronic thermostats installed free of charge.
This program is offered by the Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques, which Hydro-Québec partners with.
The Rénoclimat® program created by the Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques provides support for renovation projects to help maximize your savings. Certified advisors are available to assess your home’s energy efficiency and conduct a blower door test to quantify any air leaks. Based on the results, the advisor will give your home an energy rating and suggest retrofits to improve its efficiency.
The Novoclimat 2.0 program established by the Bureau de l’efficacité et de l’innovation énergétiques promotes the construction of homes that are very energy efficient, meeting precise construction requirements. A house that earns Novoclimat 2.0 certification will enable its occupants to save 20% on energy costs in relation to a standard dwelling that complies with the Québec Construction Code. It will also provide greater comfort and improved indoor air quality.
Financial assistance is offered to the first owner of a new Novoclimat 2.0 home. To learn more about Novoclimat 2.0, visit the program’s Web site.
To stimulate the Québec economy while helping reduce GHG emissions, the Québec government has established the RénoVert reimbursable tax credit.
The goal of the temporary tax credit is to encourage individuals to carry out eco-friendly home renovations that are known to have a positive impact on the home’s energy consumption or on the environment.
The recognized eco-friendly renovation work must be carried out by a qualified contractor under a contract entered into after March 17, 2016, and before April 1, 2017.
You may claim 20% of the eligible expenses beyond $2,500 that you will have paid between March 17, 2016, and October 1, 2017, to a maximum of $10,000.