BC Government Offers Energy Efficiency Incentives

The British Columbia government is offering more incentives for homeowners to make their homes more energy-efficient. It plans to double the ‘CleanBC Better Homes’ retrofit rebates for select home-heating and energy-efficiency upgrades. The CleanBC plan aims to reduce the environmental impact of existing buildings and to decrease energy waste. Rebates are in effect until the end of June for switching from a fossil fuel heating system to a high-efficiency heat pump; switching from a fossil fuel water heater to a heat pump water heater; and electrical service upgrades when switching from a fossil fuel heating system to a heat pump. The equipment has to be installed and invoiced by a licensed contractor by June 30.