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.
Home or Business Renovations and Upgrades
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.
Home Energy Assessment
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. You could be eligible to receive a $200 home Pre-upgrade EnerGuide evaluation rebate or $100 Home Post-upgrade EnerGuide evaluation rebates from the Better Homes program.
Find an energy advisor near you.
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.
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.
New Home Program Incentives: FortisBC and the CleanBC Better Homes Program offer support and rebates to local home builders who are interested in preparing themselves for the BC Energy Step Code and this new model of measuring efficiency.
Other Energy Efficiency Incentives: If you build a home more energy efficient than the minimum BC Building Code requirements, you can qualify for a home performance rebate ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 through the FortisBC and the CleanBC Better Homes Program.
Other rebates – pick and choose from a variety of rebates such as high-efficiency natural gas water heaters and fireplaces or ENERGY STAR® appliance and heat pump water heater rebates. Contact us for more information.
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 such as appliances, boilers, heat pumps, controls, and lighting.
Contact Woodstove Exchange Program Coordinator John Vere
250-442-9519 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Six thousand dollars in funding will be available to RDKB residents to change out old, smoky wood stoves for cleaner appliances including heat pumps, gas or pellet stoves or cleaner burning wood stoves.
The RDKB helps to promote the Wood Stove Exchange Program throughout the region, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Environment and the BC Lung Association. The program has been ongoing since 2008, with hundreds of old appliances replaced by clean-burning stoves and gas appliances.
Useful links for additional home heating rebates: