What is GreenON?

What is GreenON?

October 23, 2018, 12:31 PM
Industry news | Windows

What is GreenON?

 
GreenON is a new program that provides Ontario homeowners with rebates for purchasing and installing high-performance windows. The program was launched towards the end of December 2017 by the Ontario government. It was developed in order to help fight climate change and to reduce energy costs. GreenON provides a rebate of $500 per window replacement, up to a total rebate of $5000 per house.
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Applicable to single homes, semi-detached and townhomes already built (new construction is not included in the GreenON program)
  • Only applicable on full-frame installation (retrofit installs are not allowed)
  • Bay and bow windows are both eligible (however a bay/bow counts as only 1 rough opening)
  • Registered Heritage homes: no guidelines exist yet, but GreenON is working on it
     

INSTALLATION

  • Windows need to be purchased and installed by a Window Wise certified installer.
  • All installers need to be certified to install (not just one individual on the installation team).
  • The Window Wise installer needs to have a showroom.
  • Certification is not retroactive. If the installer is not certified at time of installation, the rebate will not be given.
  • The installer is responsible for submitting the GreenON rebate claim.
     

FOAM INSULATION

Low expanding, one-component, polyurethane foam sealant, curing to semi-rigid, closed cell 
urethane foam providing a RSI of 0.9 per 25.4 mm.

CAULKING

Meets or exceeds all applicable governmental and industrial safety and performance standards.

WINDOW TESTING

Both ER value and U-factor requirements must be met and on the label.
 

PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS

Energy Rating
(ER)

 

U-Factor
W/m2C
(BTU/hr*ft2*F)

26 or greater

and

1.14 (0.20) or lower

 

or

 

36 or greater

and

1.4 (0.25) or lower

 

HOMEOWNER REQUIREMENTS

  • Before and after pictures of each window need to be taken by homeowners to submit with their application.
  • Only one application per property. All windows need to be purchased and installed at the same time.
  • If you have already participated in the Embridge or Union Gas program for your home, you can not apply for a GreenON rebate.
  • It will take approximately 8-12 weeks to receive your rebate after the application is sent.
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To find out more about how to take advantage of the GreenON rebate program for window replacements, speak with an Armor dealer today.

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