Supporting Home Retrofits
The RDN provides a range of programs and incentives to its residents who are interested in taking steps to make their properties more energy efficient and sustainable. These initiatives are designed to promote sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of homes and properties within the region. By participating in these programs, you may be eligible to receive financial support to assist you in your retrofit journey. To get more information about the specific programs available and how you can benefit from them, please click on the program name below.
Rebates from Local, Provincial, and Federal Programs
Find rebates provided by the RDN for making home and water stewardship improvements. If you're interested in heat pump rebates, you can explore options at BetterHomesBC, where you’ll find rebates totalling more than $12,000 when transitioning from a fossil fuel-based appliance to a heat pump system. This funding is available until funding is fully allocated or the program ends.
You can also access an additional $5,000 in federal grants through Canada Greener Homes when you install an eligible system.
Income-Qualified Energy Saving Programs
- For those who qualify based on income, the CleanBC Income Qualified Program offers financial assistance for townhomes, detached homes and mobile homes. This program often covers the entire cost of a heat pump for income-qualified individuals.
- Note: Each unit must have its own natural gas or electricity meter and the utility account must be in the name of the resident or homeowner.
- For more information, visit the program website or contact an Income Qualified Program Energy Coach by email at IncomeQualified [at] betterhomesbc.ca
- BC Hydro customers in income-qualifying households, including multi-family buildings, can receive Free Energy Saving Kits. These kits include water-efficient showerheads, faucet aerators, weather stripping and other energy-saving products.
Get Help with your Renovation
To help with your renovation project, visit the RDN Home Energy Efficiency website, where you'll find a step-by-step guide on completing your next upgrade along with valuable money-saving tips.
Need help moving forward in the retrofit process? Consider enrolling in the Home Energy Navigator Program for guidance. The Home Energy Navigator program helps homeowners in the RDN take the next step, regardless of where you are in their retrofit journey, and aims to reduce barriers to completing a home energy retrofit. This new regional service provides participants with free support from local energy experts, including:
- A virtual home energy consultation.
- Home upgrade project mapping and advice on approaching and communicating with contractors.
- Rebate application support and quote comparisons.
- Retrofit resources, webinars, workshops and more!
Get an Energy Evaluation
By working with an Energy Advisor, you can better understand your home's energy usage. They will provide you with a custom report and an EnerGuide rating which will help you make informed decisions about home improvements that align with your specific needs.
Talk to a CleanBC Energy Coach
The CleanBC Energy Coach service is a free and unbiased advice service that offers expertise for all stages of your energy-saving home improvement project. They provide guidance on draft-proofing, insulation, ventilation, heating and cooling systems, water-heating systems, windows and doors, appliances and lighting.
- Phone (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.): 1-844-881-9790
- Online: Better Homes BC
Choose the Right Contractor
Hiring the right contractor is essential to turn your energy assessment into energy-saving upgrades and cost-effective solutions.
- Find helpful information and tips on hiring the right contractor
- Search the list of CleanBC program registered contractors