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. 

Home Energy Rebates

Increase the energy efficiency of your home, reduce your household’s eco-footprint and save money on heating and cooling costs.

Oil to Heat Pump Program

Up to $2,100 in incentives to switch from oil heating to a heat pump, including a $400 incentive from the CVRD.

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Energy Efficient Houses Rebate Program

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.

StepDescriptionRebate
320% More Energy Efficient than BC Building Code;Comparable to Energy Star or Built Green25%
440% More Energy Efficient than BC Building Code; Comparable to R-200050%
5Net Zero Energy Ready100%

The application form, along with the board policy on this rebate program available here.

Wood Stove Exchange Program

Rebate to upgrade a non-EPA wood stove to a new qualified heating appliance. Available rebates range from $250 for a new EPA certified wood stove to $1,000 for an electric heat pump.

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BC Hydro & FortisBC Home Renovation Rebate Program

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.

BC Hydro Home Rebates

FortisBC Home Rebates

BC Hydro Power Smart Program for Low-Income Households

BC Hydro offers a separate program to help offset energy costs for low-income households and families.

BC Hydro Power Smart Program

BC Home Energy Coach Program

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.

BC Energy Coach Program

Water Incentives

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. ­

Smart Control Irrigation Rebate

$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.

Smart Control Irrigation Rebate

Water Leak Rebate

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.

Water Leak Rebate

Building and Construction Rebates

Several green building grants, incentives and rebates are available for construction projects within the Comox Valley Regional District.

Natural Resources Canada

ecoENERGY Audit and Retrofit Programs – a comprehensive list of energy-efficiency related financial incentives for British Columbians.

Energy Efficiency Incentives

Recreation Incentives

Looking for financial assistance programs for recreation activities? Visit our Financial Assistance page for more information.