To qualify for rebates, the home(s) must meet the criteria
Eligibility details 1
On a permanent foundation
Built in FortisBC’s natural gas or electricity service areas
A maximum of three storeys high
One of the following:
Detached house (may include a secondary suite)
Attached house (e.g. semi-detached, townhouses, duplexes, triplexes, row house or attached house with or without a secondary suite)
Applications must be submitted within six months of project completion or by December 31, 2023, whichever comes first
Note: rebates for the construction of multi-family buildings, such as condos, fall under our Commercial New Construction Performance Program.
1 The program and its terms and conditions, including deadline and rebate amounts, are subject to change, or be terminated, at any time without notice.
Option A – Step Code pathway
Build a home to BC Energy Step Code 2 or higher using natural gas space and water heating (or electricity space and water heating in FortisBC’s electricity service area) to qualify for home performance rebates of $3,000 to $10,000, program qualified energy advisor support rebates and more.
Note: projects in the City of Vancouver are subject to the performance standards of the Vancouver building bylaw.
Step Code 2
Step Code 3
Step Code 4
Step Code 5
$10,000 (Pre-approval required)
Program qualified energy advisor support
You must hire a certified program qualified energy advisor to qualify for home performance rebates. The advisor will help maximize the efficiency of your project, and the rebate will help you offset your costs.
$800 to The Builder
$200 to The Energy Advisor
Design offer for Step Code 3, 4 and 5
Builders can receive up to $7,000 to cover consulting fees of Integrated Design Process (IDP) consultants, building science consultants and/or mechanical design specialists on individual homes. Multi-family projects can receive up to $50,000. More details here. (link below)
CLEANBC REBATES (program funded by province of BC and administered by BC Hydro)