Vancouver Island/ Coast

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 complete 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

CRD $150 Oil to Heat Pump Incentive

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is pleased to announce that it is now offering top up incentives to the provincial program, of an additional $150 each to the first 125 homes located in the capital region that participate in the BC wide Oil to Heat Pump Incentive Program. Visit the CRD website to learn more about the top up incentive. 

To get started, visit the Oil to Heat Pump Incentive Program website.


Sponsoring agency: CRD
Type of agency: Local government

Comox Valley Regional District $400 Oil to Heat Pump Incentive

Up to 20 incentives (“CVRD Top-Up Incentives”) of $400 per home are available to qualifying Comox Valley Regional District residents who complete the Oil to Heat Pump Incentive program. See Terms and Conditions for details.

To get started, visit the Oil to Heat Pump Incentive Program website.


Sponsoring agency: Comox Valley Regional District
Type of agency: Local government

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.

Are you heated by other fuels?


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

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.

This program replaces the former Product Incentive Program and the Power Smart Partner Express Program.

To learn more and get started, visit BC Hydro's Power Smart Express webpage.


Sponsoring agency: BC Hydro
Type of agency: Utility company

FortisBC Water Heater Program

FortisBC is providing rebates up to $1000 for purchasing gas water heaters. See FortisBC website for details.


Sponsoring agency: FortisBC
Type of agency: Utility company

Regional District of Nanaimo Home Energy Assessment Rebate

The RDN offers a $60 rebate for a pre-retrofit home energy assessment, and $10 per EnerGuide point improvement to a maximum of $200 for post-retrofit assessments. Complete list of requirements and applicatioon procedure available on the RDN website.

Sponsoring agency: Regional District of Nanaimo
Type of agency:

Eligibility

Available to homeowners in RDN Electoral Areas and the District of Lantzville

Application procedure

Book a pre-retrofit home energy assessment with City Green or another licensed Service Organization. After your assessment, complete your choice of renovations and a post-retrofit assessment, and provide your results to the RDN Sustainability Coordinator. See RDN's Home Energy Assessment Rebate page for details.

Contact information

Telephone: 250-390-6510

Regional District of Nanaimo Graded Site-cut Timber Incentive

Home owners can access a rebate of up to $250 when using graded site-cut timber for structural use in renovations and new construction requiring a building permit.

Sponsoring agency: Regional District of Nanaimo
Type of agency: Local government

Eligibility

Homeowners in RDN Electoral Areas and the District of Lantzville who harvest and use timber on the same site can take advantage of this rebate.

Application procedure

See the Graded Site-cut Timber Incentive page for application details.

Contact information

Telephone: 250-390-6510

Regional District of Nanaimo Sustainable Development Checklist

Using the Checklist and Guide home owners and owner-builders can access incentives of $500 to $1000.

Sponsoring agency: Regional District of Nanaimo
Type of agency: Local government

Eligibility

Avaialble to homeowners and owner-builders in RDN Electoral Areas and the District of Lantzville

Visit the Regional District of Nanaimo's Sustainable Development Checklist page for complete information.

Restrictions

Commercial and institutional developers who complete the Checklist are not eligible for financial incentives, but may be able to access recognition programs.

Application procedure

Visit the Regional District of Nanaimo's Sustainable Development Checklist page for complete information.

Additional incentives available for homes that use graded site-cut timber or install Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems.

Contact information

Telephone: 250-390-6510

Additional incentives available for homes that use graded site-cut timber.

BC Hydro PowerSmart Energy Saving Kit Bulk Distribution Program

Each energy saving kit contains compact fluorescent light bulbs, weather stripping, window insulator film, electrical outlet and switch sealers, fridge and freezer thermometers, a low-flow showerhead, tap aerators, and an energy–saving nightlight.

Visit the BC Hydro website for more information.


Sponsoring agency: BC Hydro
Type of agency: Utility company

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