Proposed measures eligible for financing

Measures eligible for financing under the proposed Better Homes Loan Program include:

Thermal envelope upgrades:

  • Insulation
  • Attic ventilation
  • Air barriers
  • Window, skylight, and exterior door replacements
  • Daylighting devices and exterior window shadings or films
  • Air-sealing and weather stripping
  • Related drywall and painting

Mechanical systems:

  • Thermostats
  • Energy/heat recovery ventilators
  • Air and ground source heat pumps
  • Wood heaters
  • Heat distribution systems
  • Duct sealing
  • Fans
  • Water heaters
  • Drain water heat recovery systems
  • Solar hot water systems
  • Associated electrical equipment as required

Renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicle chargers:

  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems
  • Electric vehicle chargers
  • Battery storage
  • Associated electric and load management equipment

Water efficiency:

  • Low-flow toilets
  • Hot water circulation system
  • Greywater system
  • Water recovery system
  • Rainwater harvesting system.

Health and safety measures:

  • Environmental remediation
  • Electrical upgrades required to permit energy improvements

Climate adaptation improvements:

  • Back-flow prevention valves
  • Sump pumps
  • Foundation waterproofing and drainage
  • Permeable pavement
  • Tree planting.

Additional dwellings:

  • Rental apartments up to 30% of loan value

Other related costs:

  • Lighting
  • Controls
  • Home Energy Audits
  • Permits
  • Demolition
  • Waste removal
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