Commercial and institutional developers are not eligible for financial incentives, but can consult with RDN staff and participate in region-wide Green Building recognition programs.
All homeowners and owner-builders are encouraged to review the Checklist as early as possible to take advantage of all possible opportunities. The more compact the house is and the higher EnerGuide rating it obtains, the easier it is to achieve a high score. The applicants also have the option to select items from a list to earn bonus points towards a higher Checklist score.
If you intend to apply for the Checklist Incentive, contact the RDN Sustainability Coordinator for a free consultation on your project, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 250-390-6510 or 1-877-607-4111. The RDN staff will specify necessary supporting documentation for the Checklist, such as photos, receipts, and drawings.
When your Checklist arrives, RDN staff will review the application form and supporting materials. Incentives ranging from $500 to $1,000 for homeowners and owner-builders will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis while program funding lasts. Developments that qualify for an incentive must complete the process within 6 months of project completion.
Submission must be made to the Regional District of Nanaimo by email, mail or in person at the RDN Administration Building:
Sustainable Development Checklist
c/o Sustainability Coordinator
Regional District of Nanaimo
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2
If your development falls into the following categories, you do not need to complete the Checklist.
Additional Green Building Resources are available here
250-390-6510 or 1-877-607-4111