Program Updates

CleanBC Better Homes Contractor Support Page

To make it easier for contractors to access links and find program required information, CleanBC Better Homes has launched a Contractor Support Page. The page provides quick links to rebates, common FAQ’s, qualifying product lists, checklists and sample invoices....

CleanBC makes changes to qualified product lists

Changes to the Fenestration Qualified Product List Starting January 2020, the U-factor requirement for windows and doors to be Energy Star certified is dropping to 1.22 W/m2-K. This means that Natural Resource Canada’s Energy Star fenestration product list will no...

BC Hydro Heating System Rebate

Customers upgrading their primary heating systems may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 in rebates through the  Home Renovation Rebate Program.  Rebates are based on the home’s primary heating system before the upgrade. The program has designed a heating system...

CleanBC Better Homes Program Updates for October 2019

On October 1st, 2019 the CleanBC Better Homes Program and Home Renovation Rebate Program updated the program terms & conditions, added new rebates, and updated the betterhomesbc.ca  website. Here’s a few of the highlights: Electrical Service Upgrade Rebate NEW: ...

Air Source Heat Pump Rebate Program Webinar for Contractors

On October 8, 2019 an Air Source Heat Pump Rebate Program Webinar was provided via the Residential Retrofit Acceleration Project.  The webinar provided heat pump contractors and other stakeholders with: An introduction to the website tools and resources for CleanBC...

HPSC Steering Committee Update

The HPSC Steering Committee reviews documents and proposals aimed at building the home performance industry in BC, and recommends actions that should proceed. The Steering Committee is made up of representatives from all sector councils (renovation, HVAC, insulation,...

Energy Advisor Online Search Tool Debuts

A new Province of British Columbia search tool allows new-home builders, homeowners, and others to find a program-qualified energy advisor able to model and assess the performance of new homes. Stakeholders can search for energy advisors and energy modellers by...

Connected Thermostat Rebate

A $150 Connected Thermostat rebate has been integrated into FortisBC's Residential and Income Qualified Furnace Offers. Residential and Income Qualified customers who take advantage of the Furnace Replacement Offer and install a program eligible furnace are eligible...

Appliance Maintenance Rebate Program Update

The 2019 Appliance Maintenance Rebate Program is now open to all FortisBC residential natural gas customers Key program details: Customers have from August 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019 to have their equipment serviced and submit their rebate application.  Each...

Become a Program Registered Contractor

Are you an insulation installer committed to quality installations and providing outstanding customer service? Become a Program Registered Contractor! FortisBC and BC Hydro are now accepting applications from insulation installers interested in becoming Program...

Consultation on New Energy Efficiency Standards

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources is proposing new and updated energy efficiency standards for residential windows and gas boilers. Public review and stakeholder consultation will be open for six weeks, ending October 4, 2019. Stakeholder...