Regional Energy Efficiency Program

The Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving energy. The Regional Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) has three options for saving energy and money in your home. By participating, you will access help through the process such as next steps, energy advisors, contractors, rebates, and low interest financing.

The Regional Energy Efficiency Program is here to help.

Home Owners and Renters learn more and register: 

 

 

HOME RENOVATION

 

 

   

 

This is for homeowners who are interested in completing a home energy assessment for interest, house sale or are looking at carrying out home renovations:

 

By registering for REEP, you will recieve:

  1. A dedicated team to support you through your renovation journey

  2. Information on currentl upgrade options, technologies, energy advisors, contractors, rebates, incentives and low-interest financing

  3. Support in booking an EnerGuide audit both before and after your renovation

  4. Register to have an EnerGuide home energy evaluation, and you will learn where heat is escaping and which energy upgrades you should focus on.
    This is also the FIRST STEP required in a new Government of Canada Home Energy Retrofit Initiative. Grants up to $5,000 towards energy upgrades and free EnerGuide evaluations (this is in addition to current rebate offers that can add up to $12,000)

 

 

 

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

  

 

If you rent or own your home and qualify based on your household income, this program offers free installation and supply of energy efficient products, this is available for those who rent or own their homes. 

 

Some homes may even qualify for a refrigerator, insulation and a natural gas furnace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

FREE to participate:                                      

NEW HOMES

   

 

 

 

If you are looking to build a new home, either yourself or with a contractor, REEP can provide information on::

  1. Energy efficient, high performing homes

  2. BC Step Code

  3. Incentives available and support through the application processes

  4. Advice on heating systems

  5. Support on Integrated Design Process

  6. Step Code Information Pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

LOOKING FOR REBATES?

To support the move to high performance building, there are numerous rebates accessible for Exisiting Homes. The whole list can be seen here:
https://betterhomesbc.ca/

ENERGY CONSERVATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

If you qualify, based on your income, this program offers free installation and supply of energy efficient products, this is available for those who rent or own their homes. Some homes may even qualify for a refrigerator, insulation and a natural gas furnace. 

ECAP Qualified Registrants

Pre-evaluation

$ FREE 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

NEW HOMES

A new home is one of the biggest investments a person will make and will be a huge part of your life for years to come. Get the most out of your home by planning, designing and building a new home informed by energy modeling. Maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing operation costs is most effective and least expensive when done from the design stage. 

The Energy Assessment, combined with air tightness testing allows you to see the performance of your home right from design stage.

The BC Energy Step Code is coming – it focuses on a performance based code rather than a prescriptive code – essentially ensuring maximum flexibility of options of materials and techniques to get you to a high performance standard. 

Step Code aims to “building beyond the standard” that requires energy modeling and end-of-construction testing to ensure your home is built to perform well in terms of comfort, energy efficiency and of course safety.  
Learn more on building your home with maximum home comfort, long-term durability and reduced operating utility costs.   

To access more information and to be connected with a New Home Energy Advisor, please register:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

REBATES

To support the move to high performance building, there are numerous rebates accessible for New Homes. The whole list can be seen here:
https://betterhomesbc.ca/

NEW HOMES reaching Step Code, the current rebates are laid out below:
FortisBC & Nelson Hydro Electricity Regions: Apply through FortisBC for Step Code Rebates

  • Step 3 - $4,000
  • Step 4 - $6,000
  • Step 5 - $10,000
  • Energy Advisor Support Rebate
    • $500 per individually modelled home or unit ($400 to the builder / $100 to the Energy Advisor)

Additional Rebates:

  • ENERGY STAR natural gas dryer – $100
  • EnerChoice® natural gas fireplace – $500
  • Drain water heat recovery system – $250
  • Connected Thermostats – $100

 

The content on this page was last updated February 2 2023 at 4:19 PM