Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Is there a grant for that? Ask SID, our Searchable Incentive Database!

SID is a Searchable Incentive Database of energy efficient renovation and construction grants, rebates, subsidies, tax rebates, and other incentives available in BC, including those for low-income housing.

If you are a homeowner planning upgrades, please see the LiveSmart BC grants page.

To find incentives relevant to your project, you can:

  • Click on the colorful regions on the map to the left; or,
  • Click on the text links below the map; or,
  • Enter your Search Criteria in the boxes below.

Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance for Efficient and Renewable Energy Generation Equipment Provides an accelerated rate of write-off (30 per cent per year, on a declining balance basis) for investments that produce heat for use in an industrial process or electricity by using fossil fuel efficiently or by using renewable energy sources
Air Quality Rebate (AQR) Program This program encourages the removal of existing non-certified wood-burning appliances, which generate high levels of pollution.
BC Housing Endowment Fund **This program is no longer active** The Housing Endowment Fund (HEF) was established by the Province of B.C. with a $250 million capital endowment to encourage new ideas and support innovative housing solutions for British Columbians most in need.
BC Hydro Continuous Optimization for Commercial Buildings The program assists commercial building owners in retrocommissioning their buildings, then helps maintain and continually improve the level of efficiency in their building operations.
BC Hydro Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) BC Hydro customers with higher electricity consumption who may not be able to afford to make their homes more energy efficient may be eligible to receive a free home energy evaluation and energy efficiency upgrades to help reduce their consumption and save money on their bills.
BC Hydro Energy Saving Kit Are you a BC Hydro customer? Do you live in a low-income household? If so, you may be eligible to receive a free energy saving kit from BC Hydro.
BC Hydro Energy Study BC Hydro’s Energy Study program helps Power Smart Partners conduct studies within their commercial organizations. The program can investigate any energy-using system, such as lighting, mechanical or information technology, within a facility.
BC Hydro Mail-In Rebates Rebates (mail-in and online) for seasonal LED light strings, indoor clotheslines, nightlights, power bar with timer, and water-saving showerheads.
BC Hydro Power Smart Compressed Air Optimization Initiative Many facilities operate compressed air systems that do not adequately meet the needs of today's critical production requirements. By optimizing your compressed air system, these typical problems can be eliminated
BC Hydro Power Smart Express All BC Hydro commercial business customers can access incentives covering up to 75% of the cost of your energy efficiency project, including lighting, HVAC, and commercial kitchen equipment upgrades.