I wonder what future will be for the National Certification.
The government has just pulled the finiancing for Enegery Guide Evaluations.
[size=2]Ottawa halts initial energy-efficiency evaluations
Last Updated May 12 2006 06:47 PM CDT*
Ottawa has cancelled all “pre-retrofit” evaluations effective Saturday, the company that evaluates Saskatchwan homes for federal energy-saving grants has been told.
Under the program, people who retrofitted their homes with energy-efficient furnaces and extra insulation could get rebates from the federal and provincial governments.
The two-step process required people to get their homes evaluated before renovations, and then get a follow-up evaluation to determine the size of the grant they would receive.
However, in the federal budget earlier this month, spending on the EnerGuide program was slashed by $227 million over five years.
The cancellation means about 1,000 people who had booked evaluations into July will be “out of luck,” said Jenelle Kurtenbach, spokeswoman for Sun Ridge Group’s EnerGuide program. It also means there’ll be no more new bookings for initial evaluations.
According to Kurtenbach, some 11,500 Saskatchewan households that have completed the first evaluation remain eligible for the grant. However, they’ll have to get the retrofits and the second evaluation done by the end of the fiscal year in March 2007.
It will be first come, first served to get those second evaluations done, and it will continue only as long as the money holds out, she said.
A home retrofitted under the program cuts its energy use by an average of 30 per cent.
A typical homeowner who boosted their EnerGuide rating to 73 from 60 would get a federal grant of $827, plus a matching provincial grant, the company said.
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