Get energy-efficiency incentives from government and utilities

Get a rebate on your next washing machine

Washing machineLimited time offer in May 2014

Receive a $75.00 to $125.00 rebate on select Energy Star® qualified washing machines.

Check the qualifying models 

The offer is for Vancouver residents only, during May 1 – 31, 2014 (or when funding ends).

How to claim the rebate

Buy your washing machine at Vancouver locations of:

  • Coast Wholesale Appliances
  • Costco
  • Future Shop
  • The Home Depot
  • The Brick
  • Trail Appliances
  • Handy Appliances
  • Midland Appliances
  • Westwer Built Interiors Inc
  • Harvey's Furniture and Appliances

Claim your rebate online

Rebates are courtesy of BC Hydro Power Smart and the City of Vancouver's Water Smart Program, in partnership with FortisBC.

Government incentives

LiveSmart BC program rebates for single family homes and row houses

Rebates are available for insulation, air sealing, and Energy Star qualified bathroom fans until March 31, 2015. In addition, LiveSmart BC will provide you a $150.00 subsidy to have a pre-retrofit assessment through a Certified Energy Advisor. The Provincial LiveSmart BC incentives are funded by BC Hydro, Fortis Gas and Fortis Electric.

Utility programs

Homes or duplexes

Both Fortis BC gas and BC Hydro's Power Smart Program offer coupons, rebates, and incentives for energy-saving changes to lighting, windows, appliances, and more. Visit their websites for a current list of rebate options available in your area.

Multi-unit residential buildings

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.

Expertise and incentives for market rental buildings with 15+ suites

Until March 1, 2015 (or funding is allocated), the Multi-Unit Residential Building Program offers landlords a convenient way to:

  • Save money
  • Increase the value of their properties
  • Reduce energy consumption

Market rental buildings with 15 suites or more can now receive:

  • Personal expertise and support from an energy advisor
  • Access to financial incentives through existing utility programs
  • In-suite incentives exclusive to this program
  • Communication materials

Learn more and get started

Other assistance for low-income residents

Energy Savings Kit Program

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.

Energy Conservation Assistance Program

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.

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Last modified: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:02:38