Amount:

No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

The Eco-Roof Incentive Program provides grants to support the installation of green roofs and cool roofs on Toronto homes and buildings.
Green roofs and cool roofs – known collectively as ‘eco-roofs’ – help make Toronto more resilient and better adapted to climate change. A cool roof or white roof is a roofing system with an exterior surface the reflects the sun’s rays and reduces heat build-up from the sun’s thermal energy.

Comments on Funding:

Cool Roof Incentives:

  1. 1
    $5 / m2 for a cool roof with a new membrane;
  2. 2
    $2 / m2 for a cool roof coating over an existing roof.

When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Applicants must own:

  • existing residential, industrial, commercial & institutional buildings; 
  • new low-rise residential buildings less than 5 units. 

Applications Steps:

1

Applicants must submit the completed application form.

2

The Program is undertaken annually and applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis, subject to funding availability. 

3

Applicants will be informed of whether or not they have been approved for funding within six (6) weeks of submitting an application.

4

Applications must be approved prior to commencing any work on the roof. Projects that have started, or are complete, may not be eligible for funding.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. 1
    the completed and compliant Eco-Roof application form.
  2. 2
    detailed plans of the proposal showing percentage coverage, cool roof materials and manufacturer documentation and construction details;
  3. 3
    a five(5) year maintenance plan and contract or equivalent assurance including:
  • an annual roof condition assessment and resulting maintenance; all subsequent roof maintenance must meet the cool roof specifications as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • at minimum, an annual roof cleaning.
  • if applicable, re-coating of cool roof spray as per the life expectancy of the material or site conditions.
  • the inclusion of all maintenance recommendations provided by the manufacturer or materials supplier.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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