FortisBC adopted the BC Energy Step Code as the energy performance standard for the New Home Program. Build a home more energy efficient than the minimum BC Building Code requirements and you can qualify for a home performance rebate ranging from $1,000 to $8,000.
To qualify for rebates through this program, the home(s) must be:
Before construction begins, contact your FortisBC natural gas energy solutions manager or electricity technical advisors to put you in touch with an energy advisor. We’ll also help you in the design and planning stage, and support you along the way to help you achieve the desired step code.
Complete a pre-construction, mid-construction (if required) and completion consultation with your energy advisor.
Your energy advisor has all the necessary tools and will submit the application on your behalf within six months of the issuance of the building occupancy permit.
1Pre-approval from FortisBC is required. 2While an energy evaluation is not required to access option B rebates, it is recommended. 3Electric heat pump water heater and electric appliance rebates are only available in FortisBC’s electricity service area (includes Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland and Nelson Hydro).