Offers for Capital Regional District Residents
The Capital Regional District has partnered with the Bring It Home 4 Climate Program to provide support and resources to help you learn what energy efficiency means for your home, identify what upgrades are best suited to your home and priorities, and take the first steps to improving your home’s comfort.
Homes and buildings make up 30 to 50% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the capital region of British Columbia – mostly a result of the use of oil and natural gas for space and water heating and the low level of efficiency of homes in our region. By reducing energy waste, improving home comfort through energy efficient upgrades, and switching from fossil fuel to renewable energy, we can be part of the solution.
Offers and Resources
Getting started can be a daunting task. We can help. Registering with the Bring It Home 4 Climate Program grants you access to the Virtual Home Energy Check-Up, exclusive webinars and events, and support for your energy efficiency projects. Every home’s journey is unique but we’ve summarized the key points below – checking rebate and permitting requirements early will help you plan and save you headaches later on.
- Register with the Bring It Home 4 Climate Program.
- Check what provincial rebates and federal grants are available and what requirements you need to fulfill.
- Have a Virtual Home Energy Check-Up to answer questions about your home’s needs and to help turn your goals and priorities into concrete actions. For additional rebate support, consider contacting a CleanBC Better Homes Energy Coach for more information on rebates.
- Consider having an EnerGuide Home Evaluation. Some programs require one before completing upgrades and certain permitting scenarios may require one. You can find an Energy Advisor online.
- Obtain quotes from at least 3 contractors to ensure you select the system that best suits your budget and priorities. You can find contractors online.
- Complete your upgrades.
- Apply for provincial rebates and federal grants.
Rebates and Financing
Space heating and water heating represent more than half of a home’s energy consumption. Many rebate programs are incentivizing upgrading to high efficiency heating and hot water systems. The benefit to you is saving money on utility bills, improved comfort for your home, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. There are several rebate opportunities available for homes located within the CRD, including municipal top-ups, provincial rebates, federal rebates, and more. The chart below provides a snapshot of what you can access as a CRD resident.
- CleanBC Central Heat Pump RebateAccess up to $6,000
- CleanBC Mini-Split RebateAccess up to $6,000
- CleanBC Heat Pump Water Heater RebateAccess up to $1,000
- CleanBC Municipal Top-UpsMunicipal top-ups ranging from $350 – $2,000
- CleanBC Electrical Service Upgrade RebateAccess up to $500
- CleanBC Heat Pump Group Purchase RebateAccess up to $500 in addition to CleanBC rebates
- CleanBC Low-Interest Financing ProgramAccess a loan of up to $40,000
- Canada Greener Homes GrantAccess up to $5,600 in federal grants