Home Energy Assessment

Home Energy Assessment Rebate

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A rebate is available to RDN Electoral Area residents that complete an initial and/or follow-up EnerGuide home evaluation. An EnerGuide Home Energy Assessment helps you identify where energy is used in your home and what energy efficiency upgrades make the most sense for you and your home. They are completed by registered Energy Advisors

Residents of Nanaimo should apply directly to the city’s Home Energy Assessment Rebate. The municipalities of Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach do not offer rebates for Home Energy Assessments at this time. 

All residents can check out funding through the Federal Canada Greener Homes Grant or the Provincial CleanBC Better Homes Program. The same energy assessment is required for the Federal Canada Greener Homes Grant. However, you will need to register separately with the Government of Canada. See the resources section below for more information. 

 

Eligibility

  • Residence must be located in an RDN Electoral Area (homeowners in Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville and Qualicum Beach do not qualify for this rebate)
  • You must complete an EnerGuide home evaluation with a NRCan-certified energy advisor that is registered with CleanBC 
  • The total rebate payable by the RDN for pre-upgrade and post-upgrade EnerGuide home evaluations is $350 per household
  • Applications are accepted from January 1, 2023, through December 15, 2023
  • See the complete list of Green Building Incentive Program Terms and Conditions


Rebate amount

Up to $350
 

There are two Home Energy Assessment incentive types available to RDN Electoral Area residents:

Incentive Eligibility Documentation Required

#1

$150 Initial Home
Energy Assessment incentive

A $150 incentive is available to residents who have an initial Home Energy Assessment conducted by a certified energy advisor. The completed application must be submitted to the RDN within the 12 month period after the date shown on the receipt

  • The first page of the initial Home Energy Assessment report, showing the EnerGuide rating
  • Receipt for the initial Home Energy Assessment

#2

Follow-up Home Energy Assessment incentive

Follow-up Assessments are eligible for $10 per 5 GJ/year reduction on the EnerGuide rating scale, to a maximum of $200.

  • The first page of the follow-up Home Energy Assessment report showing the new EnerGuide rating

  • The first page of the Initial Home Energy Assessment (if not already submitted to the RDN);

  • Receipt for the follow-up Home Energy Assessment

 

Apply For Your Rebate

Steps to Apply

1.    Complete an initial (or follow-up) EnerGuide home evaluation with a NRCan-certified energy advisor. You do not need to complete any upgrades to be eligible for this rebate.
2.    Collect the required documents, listed in the table above. 
3.    Apply online (preferred method), or by email, mail, or in-person to the RDN. 

Apply Online

Submit your documents to link below

Apply for your rebate website link

Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing and delivery of your rebate cheque.


Other Ways to Apply

Submissions can be made to the Regional District of Nanaimo by email, mail or in person. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays. 

1.    Collect the required documents (listed above)
2.    Submit documents to by email, mail or in person at the RDN Administration Building:

sustainability [at] rdn.bc.ca

Home Energy Assessment Rebate
c/o Sustainability Coordinator
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6N2

 

Resources

  •  Use the Energy Advisor Search Tool to locate a local energy advisor or service organization that provides services in your community.
  • CleanBC offers a free Energy Coach Service available through email or phone if you have questions about specific rebate programs, home energy upgrade options, EnerGuide home evaluations, or if you just don’t know where to start. Contact the free Energy Coach Service at ask [at] betterhomesbc.ca or 1-844-881-9790. Visit CleanBC Better Homes for more details.
  • Try the Rebate Search Tool to check out the variety of available rebates, including home and water heating, building envelope upgrades, and bonus offers for two or more upgrades.
  • What to expect from your home evaluation

 

Contact

sustainability [at] rdn.bc.ca
250-390-6510
1-877-607-4111