The only thing better than going green and reducing your environmental footprint is saving money at the same time. The links below will give you more information about several ways you can do just that.
Increase the energy efficiency of your home, reduce your household’s eco-footprint and save money on heating and cooling costs.
Starting January 1, 2018, receive 25 to 100 per cent rebate on building permit fee for achieving Step 3 or higher of the BC Energy Step Code. The BC Energy Step Code is a voluntary provincial standard that aims to create more energy efficient buildings. There are five steps for houses, and each step represents different energy efficiency requirements. Steps 1 to 3 can be achieved using construction techniques and products readily understood and available in today’s market. Homes built to Steps 4 and 5 are more ambitious.
|3||20% More Energy Efficient than BC Building Code;Comparable to Energy Star or Built Green||25%|
|4||40% More Energy Efficient than BC Building Code; Comparable to R-2000||50%|
|5||Net Zero Energy Ready||100%|
The application form, along with the board policy on this rebate program available here.
Multiple incentives are available for increasing your home energy efficiency. Significant changes include a 40 per cent increase to the incentives paid for improving insulation, and the addition of a $150 incentive for obtaining an EnerGuide Home Evaluation with a Qualified Energy Advisor.
This new province-wide program provides information about the options and opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Knowledgeable program staff can help answer your questions at all stages of your home energy improvement project by phone or email.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is committed to helping residents become more efficient with water usage and reduce their water consumption. Doing so lowers demand, reduces wasted water and, in turn, helps to keep future infrastructure costs down.
$300 rebate for the purchase of a qualifying smart irrigation controller. The installation of smart control, to an irrigation system, helps residents use water more efficiently.
Billing adjustment for homeowners that have experienced a water leak resulting in above average consumption of water. Once the leak is located and repaired, the homeowner can complete a leak rebate application and submit it to the CVRD for review and calculation.
Several green building grants, incentives and rebates are available for construction projects within the Comox Valley Regional District.