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) and qualify for:

  • home performance rebates ranging from $1,000 to $8,000
  • energy advisor evaluation rebates
  • natural gas fireplaces and dryers and drain water heat recovery rebates

See the BC Energy Step Code requirement in the community you’re building in. Then view the home performance rebate for each step below.

Rebate details

Find out the BC Energy Step Code requirements of your municipality

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) and qualify for:

  • home performance rebates ranging from $1,000 to $8,000
  • energy advisor evaluation rebates
  • natural gas fireplaces and dryers and drain water heat recovery rebates

See the BC Energy Step Code requirement in the community you’re building in. Then view the home performance rebate for each step below.

High PerformanceRebate
Step 2$3,000
Step 3$4,000
Step 4$6,000
Step 5$10,000 (Pre-Approval required)
Energy advisor supportRebate
You must hire a certified 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

Energy Step Code Pathway

Build a home to BC Energy Step Code 3 or higher that is all-electric (must use electric primary and secondary space and water heating systems and appliances).

ESC Step

Rebate
(Single family homes and duplexes)

Rebate
(Triplexes and row/townhomes with
3+ units)

Energy Advisor Support Rebate

Step 3$8,000
+$3,000 northern top-up*
$4,000
+$1,500 northern top-up*
$1,000 per individually modelled home or unit
• $800 to the builder
• $200 to the Energy Advisor OR $2,000 per individually modelled home or unit if northern top-up eligible*
• $1,600 to the builder
• $400 to the Energy Advisor
Step 4$10,000
+$3,000 northern top-up*
$5,000
+$1,500 northern top-up*
Step 5$14,000
+$3,000 northern top-up*
$7,000
+$1,500 northern top-up*
  • A wood or solid fuel heating system may be used for supplemental space heating.
  • Note (*): To qualify for the northern top-up rebate, eligible homes must be located north of and including the District of 100 Mile House (latitude 51.628°N) and have a building permit issues on or after April 1, 2022.

How to apply

  • Before construction begins, contact your FortisBC natural gas energy solutions manager. They can discuss the options right for your project and will also put you in touch with a certified energy advisor
  • The energy advisor has all the necessary tools and will submit the application on your behalf.
  • Submit your application within six months of the issuance of the building occupancy permit or by December 31, 2022, whichever comes first.

Additional information

Support for Indigenous communities

Indigenous communities may qualify for enhanced New Home Program rebates. To learn more, please contact us at conservationassistance@fortisbc.com or call 1-866-884-8833 and select option 4.