Contractors Needed to Support New GreenON Rebates Program
December 21, 2017
Contractors Needed in Ottawa-Orléans to Support
New GreenON Rebates Program
The Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency funded by Ontario’s carbon market, is looking for good contractors in Ottawa-Orléans to take advantage of its great new GreenON Rebates program. The program helps homeowners save money on major retrofits to fight climate change.
GreenON Rebates, which will require homeowners to work with qualified contractors like yourself, includes:
- Up to $7,200 off new insulation and an additional $100 rebate for air sealing
- Up to $20,000 to install ENERGY STAR certified ground source heat pumps or up to $4,500 to repair existing heat pump systems
- Up to $5,800 off air source heat pumps that are ENERGY STAR certified or meet program requirements
- Up to $5,000 for high-performance replacement windows that meet program requirements
All contractors have to do is visit GreenON.ca/contractor-signup, find out how you qualify, and then register. You will need specific training in installing low-carbon products before you can participate in the program. More details about eligibility requirements for contractors are available on the contractor signup page.
You will also be required to submit the rebate requests on your client’s behalf using Green Ontario Fund’s easy-to-use online system. Your clients will get a system-generated notification from the Green Ontario Fund to verify the work is complete and provide proof of purchase. Four to eight weeks later, they’ll get a cheque in the mail and you’ll have another successful project to promote.
GreenON Rebates is one of the agency’s first consumer programs focused on helping people save money as they reduce greenhouse gas emissions at home.
The Green Ontario Fund was launched in August 2017 with a mission to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and the production of goods – two of the most significant contributors to climate change.
The agency is a key pillar in the province’s Climate Change Action Plan, which identifies more than 90 measures to reduce Ontario’s carbon footprint to help meet the province’s short and long-term greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.