About the Network

The Home Performance Contractor Network (HPCN) is a database of retrofit contractors in British Columbia (BC) that meet specified trade designation and training qualifications and are subject to ongoing review and quality assurance checks.

Home performance is a holistic approach to identifying and addressing homeowners’ energy efficiency, comfort, health, and safety related issues to make a home perform better. It is estimated that nearly 500,000 single detached houses in BC may benefit from home performance upgrades. Whole home performance renovations in BC can assist utilities to meet energy conservation targets and governments to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets. Additionally, this multi-billion-dollar industry supports job creation and business development in communities across the province.

The Home Performance Contractor Network (HPCN) is the result of years of industry collaboration dedicated to improving the quality supply and consumer demand for affordable home performance services. It is a network developed for industry, by industry. Learn more about home performance and the HPSC and the broader vision behind the network.

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Who Can Participate?

Currently, the HPCN is open to Fenestration (window and door) retrofit contractors in BC. The HPSC intends to expand the network to other home performance sectors in the future. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

To be eligible to apply to the HPCN, contractors must currently be operating in British Columbia and have been operating in British Columbia for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years before the date of their application. If you are interested in applying but have under three years of experience, contact us for further discussion.

Registration Opens:
June 16, 2021

Mandatory*:
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*Mandatory for the CleanBC Better Homes income-qualified offer

What’s in it for Contractors?

There are multiple benefits for contractors who join the HPCN, including:

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Subsidized training (for a limited time)

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Eligibility for homeowners to receive incentives from the following participating programs:

CleanBC Better Homes income-qualified offer (launching later this year)

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Public recognition for quality work and the use of the Home Performance Contractor Network logo

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Business information displayed in a public directory, which will be promoted across BC, to reduce advertising costs, level the playing field, and increase ease of customer access

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Invitations to exclusive networking, engagement, and training opportunities for home performance professionals and stakeholders

Joining the HPCN is an opportunity to personally impact the reputation and success of the home performance industry by increasing quality work. A growing, well-respected industry provides security for contractors, installers, manufacturers, and suppliers across the province.

How to Participate

Fenestration contracting companies (“the contractor”) and their employees (“supervisors and lead installers”) may participate in the HPCN. To become a registered contractor in the network, contractors must complete the accreditation criteria and agree to ongoing management protocols. Contractors must have a minimum of 1 supervisor or lead installer complete the qualification criteria, but they are welcome and encouraged to have more employees qualified.

The basic steps and criteria for participation in the HPCN are outlined below.

How Does it Work?

Company applies

Supervisor(s) and lead installer(s) complete qualifications

Subject to ongoing evaluation

Supervisor(s)
& Lead Installer(s)

Minimum 1 qualified per company

Qualified

Trade Designations

Fundamentals Training

Advanced Training

Contracting Company

& Independant Contractors
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Accreditation Criteria

Business Requirements

Code of Conduct

Reference Checks

Contractor Managment

Up-to-date Requirements

Quality Assurance

Liaison with Programs*

*Industry rebate/incentive programs e.g. Clean BC and Home Renovation Rebate Program

View full details on the steps and criteria for participation.

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