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EnerGuide Home Evaluations

Use your EnerGuide evaluation reports to guide your decisions. The reports are your home’s personalized roadmap to lower utility bills and more home comfort. The EnerGuide label stays with the home and boosts its resale value.

Important: Don’t start the work before receiving your EnerGuide rating; doing so makes retrofits ineligible.

Homeowners need a road map to make good decisions for home upgrades that improve home comfort and energy efficiency. The scope and detail in the EnerGuide report show interconnections and priorities for improvements. An Energy Advisor does not recommend contractors or sell products. The unbiased EnerGuide report educates homeowners to help make good upgrade decisions and apply for grants and rebates to reduce costs. It all starts with an EnerGuide home evaluation. This is a 2-3 hour on-site evaluation performed by an Energy Advisor. Final reports, EnerGuide ratings and the label are sent within 2 weeks.

An EnerGuide label is your home’s energy efficiency evaluation rating that remains with the property, benefiting resale value. Conducted by a registered energy advisor, the evaluation of the building envelope and mechanical systems includes a blower door test to determine air leakage points. The comprehensive evaluation opens eligibility for grants, loans, and rebates.

To learn more, see government website​.

The EnerGuide Label informs and adds value to your home.

Credit to: natural-resources.canada.ca


For Home Owners

Canada Greener Homes Grant

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a federal initiative providing financial support to Canadian homeowners for energy-efficient upgrades.

Important: Don’t start the work before getting an EnerGuide evaluation; doing so makes retrofits ineligible.

The Canada Greener Homes Initiative aims to enhance energy efficiency for Canadians, offering grants from $125 to $5,000 for eligible home retrofits. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, own and live in their primary residence, and meet specific criteria. The initiative also provides up to $600 for Energy Advisor fees. The online portal guides both new and existing applicants through the process, emphasizing vigilance against unsolicited contacts. Additionally, an interest-free loan of up to $40,000 is available for homeowners with an active Canada Greener Homes Grant application.

To learn more, see government website​.

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


For Home Owners

Canada Greener Homes Loan

The Canada Greener Homes Loan, a Greener Homes Grant companion, offers up to $40,000 in interest-free financing for energy-efficient retrofits.

Important: Don’t start the work before getting an EnerGuide evaluation; doing so makes retrofits ineligible.

The Canada Greener Homes Loan, part of the Canada Greener Homes Initiative, offers interest-free financing for energy-efficient retrofits. With a maximum of $40,000 and a 10-year repayment term, the loan supports eligible retrofits recommended by an energy advisor. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, own and live in their primary residence, and meet specific criteria. The loan process involves pre-retrofit evaluation, planning retrofits, submitting the loan application, completing retrofits, obtaining a post-retrofit evaluation, and requesting the final loan advance. Key advice includes not starting retrofits before loan approval and ensuring accurate application details for efficient processing.

Click here for a list of eligible upgrades.

To learn more, see government website​.

Up to $40,000 Interest-Free Loan from the Canada Greener Homes Program


For Home Owners

CleanBC Better Homes

CleanBC Better Homes rebates are incentives provided to homeowners for making energy-efficient upgrades to their homes.

The CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Programs, funded by BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the Province of BC, offer rebates of up to $6,000 for various energy-efficient upgrades. Open to BC residents with utility accounts, the program covers various improvements, from heat pumps to insulation. Eligibility requires living in a qualified home at least 12 months old, and upgrades must be installed by licensed contractors. See program details here for upgrades requiring installation by a HPCN registered contractor.

The application deadline is six months from the upgrade invoice date, promoting a sustainable and energy-efficient living environment.

Click here for a list of eligible upgrades.

To learn more, see government website​.

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


For New Home Builders

BC Energy Step Code

The BC Energy Step Code is a performance-based approach for builders to incrementally improve energy efficiency in new construction projects.

Welcome to the Future of Building Efficiency: Starting May 1, 2023, the BC Building Code now demands 20% better energy efficiency than 2018 in low-rise residential (Part 9) buildings a big step towards cleaner, greener construction. The  Pathway to 2032 Net Zero ready  Step Code empowers local governments to exceed provincial requirements for cleaner buildings. Check your municipality building code regulations for details. This change brings lasting improved health, comfort, climate leadership, job opportunities, and lower energy bills for new residential buildings.

To learn more, see government website​.

Helping Home Builders Achieve Step Code 3 and Beyond

Credit to: energystepcode.ca

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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

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