Depending on its size, your building may be eligible for a range of utility programs for businesses. Product incentives can help offset the costs to replace old, inefficient technologies with new energy-efficient models. Free energy assessments may also be available. Visit BC Hydro and Fortis BC to discover the current program offerings.
In October 2015, FortisBC launched the Rental Apartment Efficiency Program for owners and managers of rental apartment buildings that are nine units and larger.
The no-cost services that are provided through the program include:
Looking for ways to save money on your utility bill and make your home more comfortable? In partnership with BC Hydro and FortisBC, Energy Savings Kits are free for qualified low income households. The kit includes easy-to-install energy saving products such as water-saving showerheads, CFL light bulbs, weatherstripping, etc.
BC Hydro and FortisBC also offer the free Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP) to low income households with high energy consumption. Qualified ECAP applicants will receive a free home energy evaluation and installation of energy saving products which may include an Energy Star® refrigerator, insulation for attics and crawlspaces, and faucet aerators for kitchen and bathroom.