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 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 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 home. To learn more about Novoclimat, visit the program’s Web site.