Quebec Residential Financial Incentives for Insulation

Renovert Tax Credit

Renovert Tax Credit

The amount of the tax credit, capped at $10,000, corresponds to 20% of the amount by which your qualified expenditures paid in respect of the eligible dwelling exceeds $2,500.

Please check the website for eligible dates and dwellings.

Recognized renovation work includes:

  • Insulation of the roof, exterior walls, foundations and exposed floors
  • Sealing (air and water)
  • Installation of doors or windows
  • Work relating to the mechanical systems of the dwelling
  • Other renewable energy devices
Major Residential Renovation Montreal

Major Residential Renovation Montreal

Offered for renovations that cost $15,000 or more. To be eligible, the work must include the structure, foundation, electrical system, plumbing, cladding, or doors and windows. Depending on the surface area of the dwelling and the cost of the renovations, this program provides financial assistance of up to 40% of the cost of the work, to a maximum of $500,000.

This program looks to improve the quality of the units – once the above upgrades are completed – so they better meet the needs of their occupants and the market – for example, by upgrading kitchens and bathrooms, reconfiguring rooms of improving heat and sound insulation.

Renovations of Heritage Buildings

Renovations of Heritage Buildings

Ville de Laval offers financial assistance for the renovation and restoration of heritage buildings. The subsidy programme reimburses 40 % of the admissible work costs to a maximum cap of $12,500.

More information is available in French on the website.

Gazifère Support for Initiatives

Gazifère Support for Initiatives

The Support for Initiatives program is divided into two components to provide the opportunity to apply energy-saving measures that are every bit as varied as they are effective.

The Energy Optimization component supports measures involving the building envelope and mechanical systems (heating, air conditioning and ventilation). For the Efficient Envelope, Solar Wall, and Low-flow fixtures, Gazifère provides $0.50 per cubic metre of natural gas saved. For the other measures under this component, Gazifère provides $0.30 per cubic metre of natural gas saved. The financial support provided by Gazifère cannot exceed 40% of the cost of the measure or $20,000*.

The Implementation Assistance component supports the application of measures involving the use of natural gas in production processes and high-efficiency equipment not covered by existing programs (e.g. stoves and dryers). Under this component, Gazifère provides $0.30 per cubic metre of natural gas saved up to 40% of the cost of the measures or $10,000*.

Rénoclimat (Insulation)

Rénoclimat (Insulation)

Improving the insulating value of a roof

Insulation work must target at least 20% of the total surface area of the roof to be entitled to financial assistance. If the roof is composed of more than one type of roof (for example, attic, cathedral ceiling, flat roof), the amount will be calculated on a pro rata basis, i.e. on the basis of each roof type and its respective surface area.

Type of roof Financial assistance Factors considered in the calculation
Attic, Cathedral roof, Flat roof From $35 to $975
  • Percentage of insulated surface
  • Pre-work insulating value
  • Post-work insulating value

Improving the insulating value of exterior walls

  • If you are planning to change the exterior siding of your walls, it would be a good idea to improve their insulation as well.
  • At least 20% of the total surface area of the exterior walls (common walls not included) must be insulated to be entitled to financial assistance.
  • A different calculation method is used for semi-detached and row homes.
Type of work Financial assistance Factors considered in the calculation
Insulating exterior walls From $295 to $2,440
  • Percentage of insulated surface
  • Scale of the increased insulating value

Improving the insulating value of a foundation

  • Insulation work must target at least 20% of the total surface area of the foundation walls (common walls not included) to be entitled to financial assistance.
  • When there is a basement and a crawl space, financial assistance is calculated on a pro rata basis, i.e. on the basis of their respective surface area.
  • A different calculation method is used for semi-detached and row homes.

Foundation with a basement

Type of work Financial assistance Factors considered in the calculation
Insulating foundation walls of basement From $165 to $1,625
  • Percentage of insulated surface
  • Scale of the increased insulating value
Insulating and sealing the end joist of the basement $165
  • Scale of the increased insulating value

Foundation with a crawl space

Type of work Financial assistance Factors considered in the calculation
Insulating exterior walls and end joists of crawl space From $130 to $1,300
  • Percentage of insulated surface
  • Scale of the increased insulating value
Insulating 100% of the floor above the crawl space $325
  • Scale of the increased insulating value

Improving the insulating value of an exposed floor

Exposed floors are floors that are located above an unheated space (for example: a floor above a non-heated garage).

Type of work Financial assistance Factors considered in the calculation
Insulating an exposed floor $245
  • 100% of the surface must be insulating
  • At least 14 m2 must be insulated
  • Scale of the increased insulating value
Novoclimat Small Multiple-Unit Buildings

Novoclimat Small Multiple-Unit Buildings

Novoclimat – Small Multiple-Unit Building promotes the construction of residential buildings with high energy performance.

The Novoclimat Small Multiple-Unit Building program applies to duplexes, triplexes and quadruplexes as well as multiple-unit buildings of three or fewer storeys and 600 m2 and less. The types of buildings eligible are private, i.e. condominiums or dwelling units, or social housing.

A Novoclimat dwelling unit or condominium offers numerous advantages:

  • more energy efficient dwelling units, which will reduce your energy costs;
  • superior comfort since more airtight walls mean fewer unpleasant drafts;
  • better air quality because of the mechanical ventilation heat recovery system that draws fresh air into the main rooms;
  • better temperature control through the use of electronic thermostats but, above all, by means of superior insulation and the installation of energy-efficient windows that help to keep warm inside in winter and cool air inside in the summer;
  • a dwelling built by trained, certified professionals since only specially trained builders and ventilation specialists who have obtained Novoclimat certification issued by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec may build small multiple-unit buildings and install a ventilation system in them.
Energir (New Gaz Metro) Renovation Fund

Energir (New Gaz Metro) Renovation Fund

This program is aimed at encouraging renovations that will improve the thermal envelope of buildings to make them more energy efficient and thus reduce your operating costs.

Get up to 50% of the cost of your work.

Énergir will pay you financial assistance for the renovation of any building supplied with natural gas. The financial assistance is based on the energy savings generated. The amount of financial assistance awarded may not be higher than 50% of the investment costs.*

It offers financial assistance for energy efficient work on the building envelope, such as:

  • replacing the windows
  • insulating the walls
  • insulating the roof
  • sealing the building
  • installing thermal screens for greenhouses, etc.
Hydro Quebec Energy Efficient Retrofit Measures

Hydro Quebec Energy Efficient Retrofit Measures

Measures

Rebates

Replace windows and patio doors with ENERGY STAR®qualified models

$40 or $50/m2,
depending on climate zone

Insulation upgrade – main walls

$17 to $32/m2,
depending on the increase in effective thermal resistance

Insulation upgrade – roof with attic space

$8 to $11/m2,
depending on the increase in effective thermal resistance

Insulation upgrade – roof without attic space

$9 to $31/m2,
depending on the increase in effective thermal resistance

Insulation upgrade – foundation walls

$7 to $29/m2,
depending on the increase in effective thermal resistance

Addition of heat recovery to mechanical ventilation

$15 or $20 per L/s of reference airflow,
depending on type of heat recovery used