Many homeowners are making efficiency a priority when undertaking home renovation projects. Improved efficiency can make a renovation more affordable in the long term – and reduce your household environmental impact.
Home Energy Rebates
2014 Home Energy Rebate Offer
The Home Energy Rebate Offer is provided in partnership by BC Hydro Power Smart and FortisBC. A wide variety of incentives help make it easy for you to reduce ongoing energy costs and improve the comfort of your home. Rebates are available for insulation, draftproofing and ventilation, space heating, and water heating. Complete three or more eligible upgrades and receive a bonus offer of an additional $750 towards your retrofits. To learn more about this program and how to apply click here.
2013 Home Energy Audit Rebate Program
The City, in partnership with BC Hydro, offered 125 free home energy rebates to Campbell River residents during 2013. These rebates entitled the home owner to an evaluation by a certified energy advisor, who provided recommendations on home energy efficiency improvements. This program is finished for 2013, but may resume in 2014, so stay tuned for details. To be placed on a wait list for the program, call the Sustainability Department at 250-286-5721.
Fortis BC offers a range of energy efficiency incentives for home owners using natural gas.
BC Hydro offers a range of electricity related energy efficiency incentives for home owners.
LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Program
Have a home energy assessment from a certified energy advisor and qualify for rebates on energy-efficient home improvements.
Other Rebate Opportunities
Many incentives and programs exist to help plan and fund your eco-friendly renovation. From tax rebates to a refrigerator exchange program, these tools are accessible to you. R-2000 Certification
The voluntary R-2000 construction standards are a set of national technical requirements in energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and environmental responsibility. R-2000 certification is a prerequisite for the CMHC Mortgage Loan Insurance Refund.
BC Hydro Fridge Buy-Back Program
Refrigerators between 10 and 24 cubic feet (in working condition) are picked up by BC Hydro, who pays the homeowner $30.
Medical Expense Tax Credit
The Government of Canada’s Medical Expense Tax Credit can be applied to renovations and alterations to a building made to that significantly improve mobility for a mobility-challenged person.
Mortgage Loan Insurance Refund
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation offers a mortgage loan insurance premium refund and extended amortization period. This is provided without surcharge to homeowners who use CMHC insured financing to purchase an energy-efficient home or make energy-saving renovations.