Climate & Energy 

Incentives and Financing Program

The RDKB has partnered with FortisBC, and other organizations and levels of government to motivate you to act to conserve energy and lower your greenhouse gas emissions. Because sometimes we all need extra encouragement to do the right thing, and saving money can be very encouraging indeed.

Please check CleanBC BetterHomesBC website for the most up to date information on rebates.    

Residential Retrofit Rebate Programs

NEW Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Grant – up to $5,000 - To cover costs for changing your oil heating system to a heat pump. There is no need for a home energy evaluation as part of this grant.

CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program

 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.

These rebates are home improvements that will save you money, conserve energy, and lower your greenhouse gas emissions. You could receive up to $6,000 in rebates.

CleanBC Income Qualified Program

The CleanBC Income Qualified Program rebates cover 60–95% of the home upgrade costs for income qualified households making energy-saving home upgrades more affordable. Eligibility and rebates are based on income levels in the household.

Energy Conservation Assistance Program

ECAP provides a free home energy evaluation, energy saving tips and free energy upgrades (light bulbs, exterior door weather stripping etc). Some homes may qualify for an ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator and in the future (from mid to late 2021) some may qualify for further upgrades like furnace.

Residential Financing Program

There are several financing programs available to assist people with financing their upgrade. These include:

Canada Greener Homes Loan

The Canada Greener Homes Loan offers interest-free financing for eligible retrofits recommended by an energy advisor and have not yet been started. The eligible retrofits include home insulation, windows and doors, air sealing, thermostats, heating, renewable energy systems and some resiliency measures.

Interest Free Loan: from $5,000 to $40,000 with a repayment term of 10 years to help you undertake major home retrofits.

FortisBC Heat Pump Loan
FortisBC Heat Pump Loan program provides loans up to $6,500 at a 1.9% fixed interest rate, over ten years for the upgrading your electric furnace or baseboard heaters to a high-efficiency air source heat pump. Customers can apply for the Heat Pump loan or Heat Pump rebate but not both.

Residential New Homes Rebate Programs

New Home Program Incentives: Awaiting 2024 program details

Residential Electric Vehicle Rebates

Electric Vehicles

Buying an electric vehicle is more affordable than ever. You can apply for rebates on eligible cars, SUVs, trucks and vans and get rebates on charging stations, too.

Province rebates - To understand more and apply for BC Go Electric Vehicle rebates that are up to $4,000.

Federal rebates are managed through your local dealership. There is up to $5,000 available. For the list of vehicles eligible for the Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) Program incentive

EV Charger rebates Residential homes

Get a rebate of up to 50% (up to $350) to install a Level 2 (240 volt) charging station in your single-family home, duplex, or townhouse with private garage or dedicated parking area.

Home - Go Electric BC (

Commercial Rebate Programs

Energy Step Code Incentives – FortisBC and Better Buildings BC offer incentives for the construction of Part 3 commercial buildings that achieve higher energy performance beyond the minimum levels required by the BC Building Code. The program offers a clear incentive structure based on the performance levels of the new BC Energy Step Code.

Other Energy Efficiency Incentives – There are a variety of rebates for high efficiency commercial equipment such as appliances, heat pumps, controls, and lighting.  



Commercial Electric Vehicle Charger Rebates

Federal, provincial and even private industry incentives are accelerating EV adoption.

There several different rebates and other perks have a big impact on accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles in BC. They are provided by the federal government, provincial government, and even private industry.

Passenger vehicle rebates for fleets - Go Electric BC (

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