Get energy-efficiency incentives from government and utilities
LiveSmart BC program rebates
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.
Homes or duplexes
Both Fortis BC gas and BC Hydro's Power Smart Program offers coupons, rebates, and incentives for energy-saving changes to lighting, windows, appliances, and more. Visit BC Hydro Power Smart and Fortis BC 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.
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.
- For more information, visit BC Hydro's Free Kit Offer webpage
- Call 604-431-9463
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.
- For more information, visit BC Hydros' ECAP webpage
- Call 604-431-9463