FREE – PEIA Energy Breakfast Webinar via Zoom
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
7:30am – 9:00am – PST
Presenter: Al Jaugelis, Director, Regulatory Affairs at Fenestration Canada
Zoom meeting details: Registration is not required. Webinar details will be posted online to www.peia.biz in advance of the event.
The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow our domestic green supply chains and fight climate change.
Retroactive to December 1, 2020, up to 700,000 Canadian homeowners are eligible for grants of up to $5,000 and up to an additional $600 to support the cost of an EnerGuide home energy evaluation.
The government is committed to ensuring Greener Homes reaches Canadians across the country, including those living in remote and northern communities and those with limited internet access. It is committed to building a network of energy advisors to provide career opportunities to all Canadians and to meet the need of our communities.
Accordingly, the initiative will recruit up to 2,000 new energy advisor jobs across the country with particular emphasis on advancing inclusion and diversity in the workforce by including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized Canadians.
Eligible homeowners in Canada can participate in the initiative, regardless of where they live. Only one homeowner per home can register. The home must be the homeowner’s primary residence. They will be required to:
- provide proof of ownership with their property tax bill number (this number can be found on their municipal property documents); and
- demonstrate the property is their primary residence through a driver’s licence, government-issued ID (with address) or a utility bill.
The following groups are also eligible applicants under the initiative:
- Indigenous governments or organizations (e.g., band councils, land claim organizations); and
- housing management bodies and other representative or Indigenous service delivery organizations with formal partnerships with Indigenous governments or organizations.
These applicants may be eligible to register multiple homes, including homes that are not the owner’s primary residence. The home registered must be owned by the applicant and be occupied by an Indigenous household.
If applicants live in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut or in an off-grid community, they can find further details on grants for their local context.
Eligible property types:
- Single and semi-detached houses
- Row housing
- Mobile homes on a permanent foundation
- Permanently moored floating homes
- Mixed-use buildings (residential portion only) 1
- Small multi-unit residential building (up to three storeys with a footprint of up to 600 m2)
Review additional requirements for small multi-unit residential buildings.
New homes are not eligible for the grant. (A homeowner’s primary residence must be at least six months old, from the date of occupancy by the first homeowner, and eligible for an EnerGuide evaluation.)
Multi-unit residential buildings (over three storeys or over 600 m2 in footprint) are not eligible under the initiative.
Canadian homeowners will soon be able to apply to a new federal government program that offers grants for energy-efficient home upgrades.
CTV News has confirmed that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan are expected to unveil the program on Thursday at a press conference in Ottawa.
First proposed by the government last fall, the program will offer homeowners grants of up to $5,000 that can be put toward the installation of such energy-saving projects as improved insulation or roof panels, high-efficiency water heaters or heating equipment, and solar panels.
LAVAL, Quebec (Canada) – May 18, 2021 – As a result of the sale of all the plants and divisions of ENERGI Fenestration Solutions, Mike McCullough, Jean Marois and Martin Boulanger announced that they have completed the acquisition of the Laval plant (Manufacturer of P.V.C. windows & doors extrusions and Designer of PVC windows and doors systems.). The business has been renamed THERMOPLAST Extrusions.
THERMOPLAST was founded in 1966. The company was acquired in 2006 by Royal Building Products and was a division of ENERGI Fenestration Solutions from 2016 to the present. The company is located in Laval, Quebec (Canada) and employs more than 175 people.
Martin Boulanger, Partner and Vice President Finance & Marketing explained, «We use the name THERMOPLAST to refer to the past and our experience, but also it is a commitment to maintain the high standards that have forged our excellent reputation».
Michael McCullough, Partner and Vice President Operations stated, «In all departments, we have always worked very hard to have the uniqueness of the Quebec and Maritimes market recognized, so we are convinced that a local control and management are the best option for the future of this plant».
Jean Marois, Partner and Vice President Sales & Engineering added, «With all the decisions now be taken locally we are best-positioned to continue, as the industry leader in Quebec and Maritimes market, in developing and providing high quality, innovative products with a superior customer value proposition».
The existing team is able to fully manage and maintain the business, so there is no significant organizational change to anticipate. Finally, the customer relationship has always been very important for this plant and it remains an absolute priority for THERMOPLAST.