Effective June 20, 2022, CMHC’s Green Home program is now CMHC Eco Plus.
With the new name are also enhancements to the program. Now, you can apply for a partial premium refund of 25% if you’re CMHC insured and have an energy efficient home.
CMHC Eco Plus supports CMHC's commitment to reducing the impact of housing on climate change and the Government of Canada's plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. As energy efficiency standards improve, so will the criteria for the Eco Plus program. It will include more certifications and continue to align with Natural Resources Canada's EnerGuide rating system.
CMHC is introducing new eligibility criteria including an updated and expanded list of energy efficiency certifications, and energy efficiency targets based not only on total Energy Consumption but also Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG).
Recognizing that, as Canadian building codes progress toward net-zero ready standards, and energy efficiency building standards evolve toward this target, the eligibility criteria may be periodically adjusted.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions*
Properties awarded an eligible certificate
Properties with tonnes/year GHG rating that fall within the top 15% of the housing stock in lowest GHG emissions rating
Properties with a gigajoules/year rating of at least 20% lower than “A Typical New House”
*Eligibility is assessed using the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) EnerGuide Rating System.
To qualify, your home must have an energy efficiency certificate or meet energy efficiency or greenhouse gas targets.