Step Code - Sunshine Coast
As of January 1, 2021, Step 1 of the BC Energy Step Code is in effect throughout the Sunshine Coast. New construction now requires three Step Code reports:
Pre-construction compliance report
Mid-construction blower door airtightness test report
As-built compliance report
HomeStep.ca energy advisors specialize in BC Energy Step Code compliance reports required by Sunshine Coast municipalities.
We service low-rise, Part 9 residential buildings.
Get quote for Step Code: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
call 604-629-8300, or click button below.
Greener Homes Grant
The Canada Greener Homes Grant is providing up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to homeowners making energy efficient retrofits to their homes.
Not all renovations are covered under this program, ensure that your renovation plans are covered in their list of eligible retrofits.
Successfully completing at least one eligible grant in the Federal program as well as a pre and post energy evaluation will qualify you for up to $600 from the federal government to pay for your energy evaluation services.
In BC the existing CleanBC Better Homes BC program offers additional opportunities for homeowners. Homeowners completing both a pre and post EnerGuide will be able to claim an additional $300 for their energy evaluation ($200 for pre and $100 for post.) At this point in time all provincial rebates must be claimed independently through CleanBC.
In summary, there are up to $900 in rebates to pay for energy evaluations of qualifying homeowners in BC who follow through the federal grant and provincial rebate programs.
To qualify you must receive a pre and post energy evaluation as well as complete a minimum of one eligible grant in the Federal Program. The home must also be your primary residence and eligible for an evaluation.
What does this mean for your renovation? More resources from the federal government to pay for high efficiency retrofits. The grant value of each upgrade is in addition to CleanBC's existing rebate program but the conditions and applications must be met independently. Read more about CleanBC rebates below.
Don't miss out on thousands in rebates, get your EnerGuide evaluation before starting your renovation.
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Through Greener Homes:
Create an account for Greener Homes here
Begin a new application
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Please note due to increased demand you may have to book your evaluation 2-3 months ahead
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Renovation rebates - BC
In addition to the new federal Greener Homes Grant homeowners can get up to $14,000 in rebates for energy renovations in BC.
Click here for information on the wide variety of rebates available through the Home Renovation Rebate and Efficiency BC Program, administered by BC Hydro, Fortis BC and the Province of BC.
To qualify for individual rebates, homeowners do not require an EnerGuide energy evaluation from a Certified Energy Advisor (CEA) however an EnerGuide is required for the federal program.
The Home Energy Improvement Bonus is a rebate of $750 to $2000 for installing three or more eligible energy upgrades. To qualify for this bonus rebate, homeowners must get pre- and post-upgrade EnerGuide home energy evaluations from a certified energy advisor. Click here for details.
There is a $200 rebate for the pre-upgrade EnerGuide home energy evaluation from a certified energy advisor as well as an additional $100 for your follow up EnerGuide evaluation. Select BC municipalities offer an additional $150 rebate. Click here for details.
If you are interested in the Home Energy Improvement Bonus rebate requiring pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide home energy evaluations from a certified energy advisor, HomeStep.ca would be pleased to provide you with a quote for the required energy evaluations.
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