• Welcome to Better Homes Ottawa

    Ottawa’s Guide to Creating a More Comfortable and Climate-Friendly Home

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  • Upgrades

    Five Steps to a Greener Home

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    Future Homes: Ottawa's Neighbourhood Retrofit Project



Want to enjoy a more comfortable and climate-friendly home? You’ve come to the right place!

BetterHomesOttawa is a one-stop for Ottawa residents to help them make their homes more energy-efficient and climate-friendly.

Energy Assessments, Upgrades & Retrofits

Everything you need to know to get started on your energy retrofit journey.

Deep Retrofits

By 2050 all Ottawa homes need to be near net zero emissions. Here’s how to get your home ready.

Rebates, Incentives & Financing

There’s something for everyone, homeowners and renters – rebates, incentives, subsidies and low-interest financing to make your home more energy-efficient.

Tools & Resources

By 2050 all Ottawa homes need to be near net zero emissions. Here’s how to get your home ready.

Better Homes Ottawa Services

From energy coaches to a dedicated hotline, learn what services are available to help you make your retrofit a success. 

Future Ottawa

A glimpse at the future we are working towards: a city that is resilient, low carbon, and thriving thanks to the green economy.

Savings Estimator

How much energy will you save?

Smart upgrades can significantly reduce your home’s energy use and costs. Here’s just a sample of the energy savings you can realize with a few key upgrades.


  • Best energy performance

  • A typical new house

  • Uses most energy

  • Smart Thermostat

  • Upgrade attic insulation

  • Energy-efficient windows

  • LED lightbulbs


Meet the organizations working together to make homes more comfortable and climate-friendly.

  • EnviroCentre logo


  • City of Ottawa  logo

    City of Ottawa

  • Ottawa Energy Collective logo

    Ottawa Energy Collective

  • Ottawa Climate Action Fund logo

    Ottawa Climate Action Fund

  • Green Municipal Fund logo

    Green Municipal Fund

  • Hydro Ottawa logo

    Hydro Ottawa