Governments of Canada and Nunavut Announce Cooperative Investments in an Effort to Improve Energy Efficiency and Save Residents Money

Published on September 27, 2018

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine Mckenna has announced a federal investment totalling nearly $12 million that is earmarked for energy efficiency retrofits in Nunavut’s public housing, and towards the installation of new district heating systems in the communities of Sanikiluaq and Taloyoak. Canada currently has the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, which qualifies Nunavut for a $31 million dollar investment in programs that reduce carbon pollution and strengthen the economy.


Improving air quality, reducing maintenance costs, and extending the lives of almost 1000 housing units, the Nunavut Housing Corporation will be conducting housing retrofits involving new: insulation, weather stripping, and window and door replacements, in addition to hot-water tank and furnace upgrades.


$1.4 billion is being provided by the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund to provinces and territories that have adopted Canada’s Pan-Canadian Framework for clean growth and climate action.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant offers home efficiency renovation grants up to $5,000.

Homeowners Canada-wide are eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, announced on May 27, 2021. This new incentive offers up to $5,000 in grants for home efficiency retrofit renovations, plus a $600 reimbursement for pre- and post-work EnerGuide evaluations. Eligible retrofit scopes include home insulation, heating, doors, windows, photovoltaic solar panels, resiliency measures, and thermostats.

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