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Wall Insulation Grants

The following is a subset of the eco ENERGY retrofit program as it applies to wall insulation. For an overview of the ecoENERGY program...

If you are considering increasing the insulation in your walls then there are federal government grants up to $1875 available to help towards the cost of the work. Below is the benefits table as it applies to canadian homes if you have the work and post audit conducted before 31st March 2012:



Insulate a minimum of 20 percent of the total exterior wall area.
Minimum additional insulation
Percent area RSI 0.67 (R-3.8) to RSI 1.59 (R-9) Greater than RSI 1.59 (R-9)
The grant is based on the percentage of wall area that you insulate and does not include walls between individual units. For a semi-detached or end unit row house, grants are 75 percent of the amounts shown. For a middle unit row house, grants are 50 percent of the amounts shown.

See “Important notes about building envelopes and insulation”.
20% $225 $375
40% $450 $750
60% $675 $1,125
80% $900 $1,500
100% $1,125 $1,875

 Separate rules apply for MURB (Multi Unit Residential Buildings) and semi detached and row houses. 


Important notes about building envelopes and insulation

  • When adding insulation to the building envelope, pay special attention to the type and placement of vapour barriers, and check your local building code.
  • Visit for information on health and safety considerations when choosing and installing insulation.
  • Insulation R-values equal the RSI value multiplied by 5.678.
  • Insulation products must meet the applicable Canadian thermal insulation standard. “System values” or values of materials not tested to Canadian thermal insulation standards cannot be used for determining the amount of insulation added. Only Canadian thermal resistivity values are accepted.

Apply the appropriate MURB multiplier to the grant level for insulation and air sealing grants. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the Web site for a detailed description of eligible MURBs and dwelling units.

Table 2: MURB multiplier for insulation and air sealing credits

Number of dwelling units per MURB 2–3 4–6 7–9 10–12 13–16 17+
MURB Multiplier 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 4.0


How you go about achieving these R values depends largely on your property and the current insulation.

KinLar insulation are expert in the application of all forms of insulation material from blown cellulose, fiberglass, batts and spray foam insulation.

To determine which insulation material is most applicable for your walls and learn how much you can save why not call Tod on 613 989 5677 or toll free 1-888-3-KINLAR today.


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