Home Renovation Rebate and EfficiencyBC Program

These rebates are available for upgrades installed and pre-retrofit evaluations completed on or after September 28, 2018. If you completed a pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation or installed upgrades before September 28, 2018, visit the Home Renovation Rebate Program (HRR) for available rebates.

BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the Province of BC have collaborated to provide rebates for implementing energy efficiency upgrades. The Program is available to single family homes, mobile homes on a permanent foundation, and side-by-side duplex, or row homes that are primarily heated with electricity or natural gas (piped propane supplied by FortisBC is also eligible), and supports fuel switching from fossil fuels (oil, propane, gas) to electric heating. The Program launched as part of the Province of BC's clean growth strategies for clean, efficient buildings.

It is your responsibility to read, understand, and meet the eligibility requirements by reviewing the Program's terms and conditions before you start your energy efficiency upgrades. 

Rebates Available

Rebates for individual upgrades that do not require a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation. 

  • Two Upgrade Bonus - $300 for installing two or more bonus-eligible upgrades
  • Insulation - up to $5500
  • Ductless Heat Pump - up to $2000
  • Central System Heat Pump - up to $2000
  • Natural Gas Furnace or Boiler - up to $700
  • Natural Gas Water Heater - up to $1000
  • Natural Gas Fireplace - $300 per fireplace
  • Windows and Doors - up to $1000 ($50 per window or door)

If you would like to count these upgrades towards the Home Energy Improvement Bonus, you must install them after your pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation. 

Rebates and Special Offers that do require a pre-and post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation:

  • EnerGuide Home Evaluation Rebate - $300 for having both a pre- and post-retrofit energy evaluation. 
  • Home Energy Improvement Bonus - install three or more bonus eligible upgrades between your pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation and receive $20 per percentage reduction in your EnerGuide Rating. 

Contact City Green to book an EnerGuide Home Evaluation today! 1-866-381-9995 or online.

Application and Deadline Requirements

All applications must be submitted with supporting invoice documentation. Some upgrades may also require supplementary documentation. See sample invoices. You may wish to provide your contractor with these samples to ensure each item outlined is clearly indicated on your invoices. 

Be sure to make photocopies of any forms or invoices you're submitting to the HRR and EBC Program and keep them on file. If you are applying for the Home Energy Improvement Bonus or the EnerGuide Home Evaluation Rebate, the energy advisor will need to see your invoices when completing your post-retrofit evaluation in order to submit your Energy Advisor Supported Rebates form. 

Individual Rebates:

  • You must submit your application form(s) to the HRR & EBC Program within 6 months of the invoice date of your upgrade(s). It is your responsibility to ensure the HRR & EBC Program receives your application form and supporting documentation within this deadline. City Green and energy advisors working with City Green do not complete this form for you and take no responsibility for ensuring it is received by the deadline. 
  • You can submit multiple application forms  for different upgrades (e.g. if you need to apply within your 6 months deadline for some upgrades before other upgrades are finished).

Home Energy Improvement Bonus and EnerGuide Home Evaluation Rebate:

  • You must complete 3 or more bonus-eligible upgrades and your post-retrofit evaluation within 18 months of your pre-retrofit evaluation and submit your application form within 6 months of your post-retrofit evaluation. 
  • Your energy advisor will comlpete and submit an Energy Advisor Supported Rebates form after your post-retrofit evaluation.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your post-retrofit evaluation is scheduled within 18 months of your pre-retrofit evaluation to ensure your application form and Energy Advisor Supported Rebates form can be submitted within your deadline. 

How Do I Learn More?

Visit the Program Partner websites bchydro.com/homerebates or fortisbc.com/homerebates. Contact the EfficiencyBC Program at 1.844.881.9790 or email ask@efficiencybc.ca for more information. 


Sponsoring agency: Government of BC, Government of Canada, BC Hydro and FortisBC
Type of agency: Federal government Provincial government Utility company