Energy Renovations and Retrofitting
Are you considering small fixes or major renovations to your home or energy efficiency retrofits and upgrades? Home energy efficiency upgrades can save you up to 60% of home energy costs and provide a more comfortable home year round. They also help increase soundproofing and create a more sustainable environment.
A home energy assessment will help you understand the best energy retrofit options available for your specific home and how to work energy efficiency retrofits into your renovation plans
CleanBC Incentives and Rebate Programs
Kootenay Boundary homeowners can take advantage of several home renovation rebates offered through the FortisBC rebates and CleanBC Better Homes Program, a partnership between the Province of B.C., BC Hydro, and FortisBC.
The CleanBC Better Homes Program will help you find rebates for home improvements that will save you money, conserve energy, and lower your greenhouse gas emissions. You could receive up to $10,000 in rebates.
Canada Greener Homes Initiative
The Canada Greener Homes Initiative provides grants and a loan for home evaluations and for retrofits. The eligible retrofits include home insulation, windows and doors, air sealing, thermostats, heating and renewable energy systems.
The Canada Greener Homes Initiative consists of:
- Grants from $125 to $5,000 - To get a part of your costs back for eligible home retrofits.
- Up to $600 as a maximum contribution towards the total costs of your pre and post retrofit EnerGuide home evaluations.
- Interest Free Loan: from $5,000 to $40,000 with a repayment term of 10 years to help you undertake major home retrofits.
Find more details on Greener Home Initiative
You can apply for both CleanBC rebates and Canada Greener Homes grant and loan.
Home Energy Assessment (EnerGuide Evaluation)
A home energy evaluation by a certified energy advisor will help you understand the best energy retrofit options available for your specific home and how to work energy efficiency retrofits into your renovation plans.
Find an energy advisor near you
CleanBC Free Energy Coach Service
Not sure where to start? You can try the Free Energy Coaching Services available for homeowners and businesses undertaking renovations. The Energy Coaches are trained energy efficiency specialists who provide building-science based information about the options and opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of your home or building and are available to answer your questions at all stages of your energy improvement project.
Contact an energy coach for more information.
Energy Efficient Products and Tips
To find low- and no-cost ways to save energy, plus buying advice for energy-efficient products check out these energy saving tips.
Ever wondered how much it costs to run different appliances and heating systems? Try out the FortisBC calculator.
To learn more about the benefits of energy efficient technologies, view this guide to the key features of energy efficient products.
Household Energy Consumption in BC according to NRCan
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