Green programs to help you reduce your carbon footprint

The City develops guidelines, bylaws, and programs that help everyone create greener homes and lifestyles.

Find out what you can do at home, at work, on the move, and on the street to use less energy and water, and reduce waste and greenhouse gasses.

City programs that help you go green

At home

Follow these simple changes at home to help make Vancouver more clean, green, and healthy for everyone.

Home renovation rebates

Learn about rebates offered to homeowners to lower energy bills, reduce environmental impact and access rebates to offset renovation costs.

Sustainable programs for businesses

Learn about programs and incentives you can take advantage of to reduce energy use, save money, and make your business operations more sustainable.

On the move

Learn how you can help Vancouver become the greenest city in the world by adopting cleaner, greener ways to get around.

On the street

The City's cigarette butt recycling pilot program is the first of its kind in the world, with over 70 cigarette recycling bins installed on sidewalks in four downtown business improvement areas.

Water wise conservation

Get water wise. Follow lawn water restrictions. Find out what you can do and what we're doing to become a water wise city.

Build a Passive House

Learn if your project meets all of the requirements of the Passive House standard.

All building types energy requirements, forms, and checklists

Building energy info for Rezoning, ASHRAE, NECB, and Step Code, including checklists for new construction and renovation projects.

Building a new house energy requirements and resources

All homes must be designed for energy efficiency. Learn how to comply with the Vancouver Building Bylaw for your new home up to 6 storeys.

Renovate a house energy requirements

Learn about the energy requirements for single family home renovations.

Multi-family building energy resources and programs

Depending on its size, your multi-family building may be eligible for a range of utility programs, incentives, and rebates.

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