Step Code in New West
Working towards a building permit for a new home? The City of New Westminster requires up to three Step Code energy reports:
Pre-Construction Compliance Report (required for your permit application)
Our energy advisors can deal with all your Step Code needs, including all 3 of these reports. We can also save you money using Step Code's design flexibility.
New Westminster has different step-level requierments for different projects:
Detached houses and duplexes:
Laneway and Carriage Houses
Step 2 (until May 1st, 2023)
Step 3 (after May 1st, 2023)
For more information on how your project can meet Step 3, see our Step 3 Requirements page.
Get quote for Step Code:
Call 604-629-8300 or use our online form.
Top-Up Rebate for Heat Pump
The City of New Westminster is offering a $350 rebate for new heat pumps through CleanBC's municipal top-up program for Electric Heat Pump Space Heating.
To qualify, you must be converting your space heating from fossil fuels. See the CleanBC Website for details.
Explore over $20,000 in rebates for the Province of British Columbia
Qualify for up to
$5,600 in grants from the Government of Canada
Interest-free government loan for renovations
Our team of energy advisors specializes in helping homeowners qualify for grants and rebates, both federal and provincial.
Before you can apply for federal rebates, you'll need an EnerGuide evaluation (AKA an energy audit) delivered by an energy advisor who is registered with Natural Resources Canada.
You must book your evaluation before work begins to be eligible.
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
Call 604-629-8300, or use our online form
Rebates are 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.
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.
Get EnerGuide home evaluation:
Call 604-629-8300 or use our online form.
Registered Energy Advisors
All low-rise residential
BC Building Code
$5,600 in renovation grants from
Government of Canada
Book an energy advisor to secure up to $5600 in rebates.
BC & Federal Grants
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