Qualify for $7,000 and more
To qualify for grants
and rebates in BC,
you need to get a home energy audit before
you begin home improvements.
BC rebates –
- Energy grants on this site have expired
- To find current rebates,
- To find energy advisors,
HomePerformance has temporarily suspended our energy audit service.*
Home energy audit — Get ready
Before your BC
HomePerformance Energy Advisor visits,
you’ll need to prepare your home ...
- Extinguish wood burning fires
- Clean out ashes from fireplace and close dampers
- Close all windows and doors
- Arrange access to all living areas in the home
- Provide access to attic, crawl space, heating and cooling
equipment, or any other hard-to-reach areas
Be assured that information regarding the existence of
separate living suites in BC homes is not recorded
as part of the ecoENERGY audit process.
- Photos –
Your BC energy advisor will need to take photos of the outside and
inside of your home, for documentation purposes.
- Release form –
You must sign a homeowner release form permitting your advisor to
take the photos, to release your energy audit data to the
Canadian government and BC government, and to allow the
Canadian and BC governments to carry
out quality assurance measures if the need arises.
- Homeowner –
To simplify all document signing,
the BC homeowner whose name is to appear on the
LiveSmart BC rebate cheque should attend the first and second
energy audit visits. This can reduce the time you wait
for your government cheques to arrive in the mail.
- Questions about eligibility –
If you are not certain about the eligibility of your BC house,
or any specific upgrades you are planning, you should request
clarification from the Government of BC. Homeowners are
responsible for clarifying that their BC house and planned renovations
and improvements are eligible for
Livesmart BC rebates before undertaking any renovation work
and related expenses.
Enjoy all the benefits
Do it right
Each British Columbia home has its own specific
and yours is no different. The right renovations
add up to big savings. By following the expert
advice of a certified BC energy advisor,
you’ll make the energy renovations or
"retrofits" that are right for your BC home —
and help improve your energy costs and the BC environment.
Energy renovations help ...
- Save energy —
Your BC home won’t need as much energy to stay comfortable.
- Save money —
Less energy used = lower energy costs for you.
Grants + Rebates —
Qualify for tax-free government grants for home
energy renovation, sent directly to you.
And that’s not all.
Here are more benefits ...
- Greater comfort –
Your home will be warmer in BC winters,
cooler in BC summers.
- Better health –
You’ll eliminate indoor health concerns
like chills and drafts, and keep your home free of airborne
pollutants and pollen.
- Increased home value –
By making energy renovations, you’ll
increase the resale value of your BC home. An
official Canada EnerGuide label proves
you’ve done the work.
- Simpler home maintenance –
No more scrubbing moldy windowsills! Keep airborne
dust and dirt outside where it belongs.
When you improve your home in British Columbia,
you also make a difference to the rest of the world.
You’ll help address important global issues like ...
Climate change –
Energy renovations help reduce your BC
home’s greenhouse gas emissions, while protecting
you from the effects of climate change and extreme
Energy security –
By reducing your BC home’s energy use,
you’ll be less deeply affected by energy price fluctuations
and supply interruptions.
And there’s even more. Click here to learn how
homeowners like you are saving thousands of
dollars and tonnes of greenhouse gases every year,
by making the right energy-saving home renovations.
British Columbia homeowners can make a difference.
Learn more about
Renovation Rebates in BC ...
To qualify you need a BC
home energy audit before your renovations.
[ Back to