Home Renovation Rebates (HRR)

Home Renovation Rebate (HRR) Program

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

Improve the comfort of your home and reduce your energy bills by implementing energy efficiency upgrades. BC Hydro and FortisBC (the Program Partners) are providing rebates for energy saving upgrades to single family detached homes, mobile homes on a permanent foundation, and side-by-side duplex or row homes in BC that are primarily electrically or gas heated. Homes heated with piped propane supplied by FortisBC are also eligible. 

A summary of the HRR Program is provided below. It is your responsibility to read, understand and meet the eligibility requirements by reviewing the Program’s terms and conditions.

Rebates Available

Refer to the HRR Rebate Table for a complete list of available rebates.

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

  • Insulation - up to $3250
  • Ductless Heat Pump - $800
  • Natural Gas Water Heater - up to $1000
  • Natural Gas EnerChoice Fireplaces - $300

If you would like to count these upgrades towards the $750 Bonus Offer, you must install them after your pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation. 

Rebates for Energy Advisor Supported Upgrades that do require a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation:

    • Draftproofing - up to $500
    • Bonus Offer - $750 for completing three (3) or more bonus qualifying upgrades, that can be found on page 2 of the HRR rebate table. 
    • Energy Coach Home Evaluation - $150 for having a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation. 

* If draftproofing work was completed before September 28, 2018 (as determined by the date on the draftproofing invoices and receipts) you can access the individual rebate of up to $500. If the draftproofing work was completed after September 28, 2018, you cannot access the up to $500 draftproofing rebate. However, as long as your pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation occured before September 28, 2018, draftproofing can count as one upgrade towards the $750 Bonus Offer regardless of when the work was completed. 

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

Application and Deadline Requirements

Rebates for Energy Advisor Supported Upgrades:

  • The HRR Program must receive the Energy Advisor Supported Upgrades Application Form within 36 months (3 years) of the date of your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation.
  • A post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is required. It may take us a minimum of 45 days to process and submit the Energy Advisor Supported Upgrades Application Form after the post-retrofit evaluation. It is your responsibility to ensure that your post-retrofit evaluation is scheduled to allow sufficient time to submit the Energy Advisor Supported Upgrades Application Form within 36 months of your pre-retrofit evaluation.
  • The Energy Advisor will complete the Energy Advisor Supported Upgrades Application Form at the time of the post-retrofit evaluation.
  • If you’re also applying for rebates for Individual Upgrades, read below for requirements and deadlines.

Rebates for Individual Upgrades:

  • Do not require EnerGuide evaluations.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure the HRR Program receives your Homeowner Application Form(s) within 6 months of the installation date of your upgrade(s). 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 Homeowner Application Forms for different upgrades (e.g. if you need to apply within your 6 month deadline for some upgrades before other upgrades are finished).

All applications must be submitted with supporting receipt documentation. See Sample Receipts. You may wish to provide your contractor with these samples to ensure each item outlined is clearly indicated on your receipts. Be sure to make photocopies of any forms or receipts you're submitting to the HRR Program and keep them on file. The Energy Advisor will ask to see them when completing your post-retrofit evaluation.

How Do I Learn More?

Visit the Program Partner websites bchydro.com/homerebates or fortisbc.com/homerebatesCall 1-844-881-9790 or e-mail ask@efficiencybc.ca for more information. 

It is your responsibility to review the full terms and conditions of this program to ensure you’re eligible.

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Sponsoring agency: BC Hydro and FortisBC
Type of agency: Utility company