Note: Effective for invoices dated on or after April 1, 2022, the following rebates will no longer be available from the Provincial CleanBC Program:
• $200 pre-upgrade EnerGuide Home Evaluation rebate
• $100 post-upgrade EnerGuide Home Evaluation rebate
This part of the program is ending as rebates for EnerGuide evaluations are now available from the Federal government through the Canada Greener Homes Grant (up to $600). If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Town staff or to a Community Energy Coach (available at 1-844-881-9790).
Thinking of installing a heat pump? Check out the Heat Pump Permitting Guide first.
Canada Greener Homes Grant
The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a rebate program administered by the federal government. This program is designed to offer financial support for home retrofits including energy efficiency retrofits (e.g. insulation and air sealing), thermostats, heat pumps, and solar installations up to $5,000. EnerGuide retrofit evaluations are required for the program, but these evaluations are also eligible for rebates up to $600. Any homeowner in Canada is eligible to apply, and could receive up to $5,600 in rebates.
This summer, the federal government will also launch an interest-free loan program which will provide up to $40,000 to help complete deep home retrofits. Right now, homeowners can register to receive updates when the loan initiative becomes available.
More information regarding this program will be posted here when new information becomes available.
CleanBC Better Homes
Income Qualified Program
CleanBC has now launched a funding program specifically for those with lower income designed to help qualifying residents make energy-efficient upgrades in their homes and lower their expenditure on energy. This is different than traditional rebate programs, because the funding goes directly to the contractor meaning you aren’t required to pay the full cost up front.
Find out more at betterhomesbc.ca/income-qualified
CleanBC Better Homes - Energy Coach services
Looking for information or general advice about energy efficiency upgrades and rebates? The Energy Coach program is a free coaching service for homeowners and commercial building owners and managers in British Columbia. 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.
Call 1-844-881-9790 or email email@example.com to talk to a coach who can walk you through the process.
Learn more on the CleanBC Better Homes Energy Coach website.
Clean BC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program
The CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Programs, administered by BC Hydro, FortisBC and the Province of BC, provides rebates for improving your home’s energy efficiency through select upgrades.
Sidney Council has committed up to $50,000 as a municipal partner in the CleanBC Better Homes rebate program. The funds will be used in 2021 to top-up rebates provided through the program for home renovations for Sidney residents. Municipal top-ups for Sidney residents will be retroactive to January 1, 2021.
You can also access up to an additional $500 for a heat pump by using the CRD Group Purchase Rebate (GPR) code.
Learn more about provincial rebates on the CleanBC Better Homes website.
Learn more about the Group Purchase Rebate on the CRD's Rebate webpage.
CleanBC Better Homes - New Construction Program
The CleanBC Better Homes New Construction Program provides rebates of up to $15,000 for the construction of new, high-performance electric homes. It is open to builders constructing new Part 9 single family detached homes, laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes, or townhomes. Builders can receive rebates for constructing homes with electric heat pumps or for building to upper step levels in the BC Energy Step Code using electric space and water heating equipment. Additional bonus rebates are available for homes with no fossil fuel usage at all and for working with an energy advisor.
Learn more on the CleanBC Better Homes New Construction website.
CleanBC Go Electric
The CleanBC Go Electric program provides rebates for home and workplace EV charging and is intended to encourage and accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles in B.C. In addition to rebates for purchasing an electric vehicle in B.C., the Government of B.C. is working with BC Hydro and FortisBC to offer provincial rebates for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers and infrastructure to get homes and workplaces across B.C. ready for EVs.
Learn more on the CleanBC Go Electric website.