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Rebates for New Residential Construction
Since September 2007, the District of Saanich has offered rebates of up to 30% off their building permit fees for new single family homes built to third party green building rating system standards; green homes less than 2000 sq ft may receive up to 50% off their building permit fees.
Rebates for Residential Renovation Projects
Building permit rebates can be accessed for larger renovation projects. Through this program, homes may also become eligible for government grants.
The foundation of each of the green building rating systems is the EnerGuide Rating, which measures a home's total energy efficiency on a scale of 1 to 100, where the higher the number, the more efficient the home. As shown above, green building rating system options include:
- EnerGuide 80
- Power Smart for New Homes
- Built Green
Residential Green Building Consultations
To access rebates, visit the District of Saanich Building Inspections Department to obtain a voucher for a free green building consultation with City Green. The green building consultant will guide you through any available programs and rebates available for renovators and new home builders.
The Green Building Rebate Program is on-going and a part of the Saanich’s Climate Change Action Plan.
See the details on the completed Sustainable Saanich Community Energy Manager Initiative 2009