Guelph Greener Homes

A greener Guelph begins at home.
The Guelph Greener Homes program is launching in Spring 2023.

Helping Guelph go green, one home at a time

A greener future begins at home. In support of Race To Zero, the City plans to offer a zero-interest loan to residential property owners in Guelph to help cover the costs of residential energy efficiency upgrades. The launch of Guelph Greener Homes will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and make homes more energy-efficient, comfortable, and climate-friendly.

Program highlights

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make your home more comfortable.

Energy and utility cost savings.

More affordable low carbon retrofits for your home.

Who’s eligible?

  • Residential low-rise buildings in Guelph with a property tax account with the City;
  • All registered owner(s) of the property must consent to participating in the Program;
  • Properties with no back taxes or liens or title disputes;
  • Property must be more than five (5) years old;
  • The home improvements haven’t started yet.

Eligible measures

Building envelope

  • Thermal insulation
  • Air-sealing
  • Window and door repair/replacement, and more!

Heating systems

  • Air source heat pumps and cold climate air source heat pumps
  • Heat pump water heaters
  • Heat recovery systems

Control systems

  • Smart or programmable thermostats (eligible only if combined with any other eligible home improvements)

Renewable energy systems

  • Solar photovoltaic systems
  • Solar hot water systems

Did you know…

There are other energy grant and loan programs? The Guelph Greener Homes program is being designed to work with these other programs to make more supports available for homes in Guelph. Here are some useful links:

For more information

For more information about the Guelph Greener Homes program contact [email protected] or 519-822-1260 extension 3984.

This project was carried out with assistance from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund, an endowment created by the Government of Canada.