Energy Advisor Services

Sunshine Coast BC & Lower Mainland

Explore Grants & Rebates

Simplify Energy Step Code Compliance

Why ARG Energy?

We guide homeowners and home builders through the process of discovering and applying for federal and provincial energy efficiency grants and rebates, and building permit compliance.

Passion: Every home is a unique system. Our detailed home energy modelling gives clients resources to make home energy cost-efficient and homes more comfortable, whether a century home or a new build.

Client Education: Experienced post-secondary educator in environmental anthropology provides clear explanations and resources for navigating government energy efficiency programs.

Timing: Call ARG Energy first for an evaluation before you renovate or build Low-Rise Residential (Part 9) to ensure qualifying for grants, rebates, and municipal regulations.

Benefits of working with ARG’s Licensed Energy Advisor:

Natural Resources Canada registered

CleanBC Better Homes Program Qualified

HRAI Certified CSA F280-12 Heat Loss/Gain calculations

Member: Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN)

Member: Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA)

Want to learn more? Book a discovery call to get started.

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This example of a home’s heat loss report is just one of the valuable datasets you’ll receive from ARG’s Energy Advisor service.

What is the Value?

Did you know that up to 20% of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions stem from energy-inefficient buildings?

Working together we can make a greener world today. Where does your home lose heat in winter and gain heat in summer? Energy-efficient homes run smaller mechanical systems. Every home is a unique system. Our unbiased reports provide clear guidance and technical information to support informed decisions. We do not recommend contractors or brands. Spend less on upgrades and ongoing utility costs.

We help you:

Qualify to apply for grants/rebates and loans.

Use our reports to get quotes.

Choose grants/rebates and upgrade priorities.

Navigate government grant/rebate programs.

Improve home comfort & energy efficiency!

Are you ready to make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable?

Existing Homes: Canada Greener Homes Grant

The Canada Greener Homes Program provides grants and a loan for energy efficiency retrofits plus a grant to pay Energy Advisor fees.

To qualify, you need to own and live in the home as a primary residence. The home must be at least six months old, and no more than three stories above ground. Use grants and loans to upgrade your home’s building envelope and mechanical systems based on your Energy Advisor reports.

ARG Energy provides tools to navigate the program and performs a detailed onsite home evaluation to qualify homeowners to apply for grants and loans. ARG Energy is an Energy Advisor licensed by Natural Resources Canada to perform the required EnerGuide home evaluations.

Let’s get started on your energy-efficient journey together!

Save Up to $5600 With Canada’s Greener Homes Grant

Looking for Additional Funding?

The Canada Greener Homes Loan is also available for up to $40,000 with no interest, repayable over 10 years.

Existing Homes: CleanBC Rebates

CleanBC Better Homes administers rebates from the Province of BC, BC Hydro, and Fortis BC for energy efficiency-oriented home renovations. To qualify, the home must be at least 12 months old and lived in as a primary residence with a BC Hydro or Fortis BC utility account.

Use rebates to upgrade your home’s building envelope and mechanical systems based on your Energy Advisor reports. ARG Energy is a CleanBC Program Qualified Energy Advisor. Use your EnerGuide evaluation to apply for a CleanBC bonus rebate of up to $2000 on top of other rebates based upon doing three eligible upgrades.

Schedule your Energy Advisor EnerGuide Home Evaluation today.

Save $10,000+ in Energy Upgrade Rebates as an Existing Homeowner

Select an upgrade below to explore item-specific details.

Heat Pumps
$11,000

Windows & Doors
$350 each

Insulation
$11,000

Basements
$4,215

Solar Panels
$1,000 /kW

Air Sealing
$1,000

New Home Builder Services: BC Step Code Compliance

As municipalities raise Step Code compliance levels towards Net Zero Ready, performance-based energy modelling is an essential component in meeting code requirements and building energy-efficient comfortable homes for buyers.

ARG Energy provides:

Energy modelling for the required pre-build compliance report and best performance design options.

Mid-build air-tight tests (optional) that save money and costlier repairs later.

As-built air-tight tests, and inspection of envelope and mechanical equipment to ensure performance targets are met.

As-built compliance reports required for building permits.

Step Code compliance uses performance-based metrics of the interplay between Mechanical Energy Use Intensity (MEUI), Thermal Energy Demand Intensity (TEDI), and Greenhouse Gas Intensity (GHG). ARG Energy delivers attention to detail, performance options, and on time reports for your projects.

Reach out or send us your building plans for a quote.

Helping Home Builders Achieve Step Code 3 and Beyond

Credit to: energystepcode.ca

New Home Builder Services: Advanced Options

ARG Energy provides:

Residential room-by-room heat loss and heat gain calculations CSA F-280-12 (HRAI certified) delivers detailed specifications for sizing mechanical equipment and selecting house envelope material grades.

Reach out or send us your building plans for a quote.

Latest Blog Posts

Energy Efficiency Government Programs

Up to $40,000 interest-free loan from the Canada Greener Homes Program

Save up to $5600 with Canada's Greener Homes Grant

Save $10,000+ in Energy Upgrade Rebates as an existing homeowner

Helping home builders achieve Step Code 3 and beyond

Professional Memberships & Standards

Natural Resources Canada Energy Advisor

Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors

Homebuilders Association Vancouver

Canadian Home Builders Association

Making Your Home More Energy Efficient and More Comfortable