Green home renovation rebates
Find available energy efficiency improvement rebates and top-ups External link icon for Vancouver residents.
If you are planning to renovate:
- A laneway House
- A single family, duplex or triplex
- A townhouse unit
- Other ground-oriented home 3 storeys and under
the 2019 Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL) requires that you perform energy-efficient measures as part of your renovation. Any new work and room additions must also comply with the VBBL, including walls, windows, and heating and hot water systems.
Renovating a larger building? Visit the energy requirements for large and retail and commercial buildings page.
The upgrades depend on the year of the scope and the cost of the project. Homes completing EnerGuide assessments must submit a Renovation Energy Upgrade Proposal form, completed by your Energy Advisor.
Home renovations may require the following:
|Total project cost||EnerGuide Home Evaluation and upgrades required?|
|Less than $20,000||Not required|
|$20,000 to $74,999||EnerGuide Home Evaluation (pre-renovation)|
|More than $75,000||EnerGuide Home Evaluation (pre and post renovation) + select two (2) additional energy upgrades|
Questions? Call our Development and Building Services Centre at 604-873-7611 about your total project cost
How to meet your renovation energy upgrade requirements
For Energy Advisors and building professionals
As an Energy Advisor, you conduct EnerGuide home assessments and ensure homes under NRCan’s energy efficiency housing initiatives External website, opens in new tab meet the required standards. We've gathered some tools and resources for your quick reference.
Resources for homeowners
Grants, rebates, and incentives
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