Radon action guide for provinces and territories: Energy efficiency
The following guides, standards and programs include radon.
Energy efficiency guides
- Natural Resources Canada, 2018. Keeping the Heat In, s. 1.4.3
- BC Housing Design Guidelines and Construction Standards
Home renovation subsidies and incentives
- The Saskatchewan Provincial Government's Home Renovation Tax Credit allows homeowners to claim a 10.5% tax credit on up to $20,000 of eligible home renovation expenses. The eligible expenses include the cost of labour, professional services, and the building materials required for radon reduction measures.
- Habitation Durable provides financial incentives for residents of Victoriaville, Dixville, Piessisville, Ham-Sud, Dixville, Petite-Rivière-St-François, St-Valérien, and Varennes. It includes both a range of energy efficiency upgrades as well as radon.
Financing for retrofits and repairs
- Yukon Housing Corporation Home Repair Loan program with reduced interest up to $50,000 at interest rates of prime + 1% amortized over 15 years.
- Manitoba Hydro Energy Finance Plan is an ‘on bill’ financing program for upgrades to energy systems in homes. It includes financing for radon mitigation.
Green certification standards that include radon measures
- Natural Resources Canada, R-2000 Standard.
- See Direction on Radon Resistant Construction Techniques to Meet Prerequisite EQ 9.1 in LEED Canada for Homes (Canada Green Building Council) and Reference Guide for Homes Design and Construction, page 364
- Exigences Techniques, Colets, Maison et Petit Bâtiment Multilogement (Novoclimat)
- BOMA BEST Sustainable Buildings 3.0 Universal Questionnaire (BOMA BEST Building Environmental Standards)
WELL Building Standard V2 (under Air Quality Concept, Feature A01, Part 4
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