At the moment, the Efficiency and Energy Innovation Office of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources assesses the ECORESPONSIBLE™ certification to integrate it to the RenoVert tax credit. For now, the tax credit offered by the Quebec government only includes Energy Star, Ecologo and GREENGUARD certifications.
For its part, Polyform has been certified ECORESPONSIBLE™, level 1 – ENGAGEMENT last January. We believe this certification, which aims to elaborate an action plan in order to maximize the management of sustainable development, feels the same direction as the renovation assistance offered by the government.
Indeed, the company is committed to enhance its internal communication, elaborate a responsible purchasing politic (including responsible management of raw materials), improve its waste management using the 4RU (rethink the needs, reduce at the source, reuse, recycle and upgrade) and ameliorate its energy performance.
Meanwhile, “this refundable tax credit has been introduced on a temporary basis to encourage individuals to invest in recognized eco-friendly home renovation work that has a positive environmental impact or improves their dwelling’s energy efficiency.”
Finally, we should know shortly the government’s decision to include or not the ECORESPONSIBLE™ certified building materials to this tax credit. By then, insulation products manufactured by Polyform are recognized for their energy efficiency as well as their ecological composition. They can also contribute to earning points as part of a LEED® project.