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What is the Regional Energy Efficiency Program - Home Renovation?
A simplified process has been designed to help you reduce energy costs. If you are a resident of the Regional District of Central Kootenay, you can access an energy evaluation to determine what energy efficient upgrades (retrofits) can be done to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions. You will be able to access current rebate offers, financing options, a local contractor guide and energy coaching.
Who can register?
Everyone living in the RDCK can register. Whether you rent, own or you are looking to build a new home you can register for this program. Once you submit the registration form, we will work with you to find the best option for you.
- Fill out the registration form
- Email a completed form (hyperlink “form” to pdf reg form) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete a hard copy version of the registration form. These can be found throughout RDCK communities, for example at an RDCK office, a municipal office or at a program event (link to “events” section.
- Call the Program Manager at (250) 352-8278 to request a form be mailed or emailed or to have one completed over the phone.
What happens after I register?
After you submit your registration form, you will be contacted to discuss the best option for making your home more energy efficient. Depending on which program is best for you, you may receive a local contractor guide, energy coaching services local financing options.
What kinds of programs are there?
- Home Renovation: This is for homeowners who are interested in having an EnerGuide home energy evaluation before and after your home renovation, also called pre-evaluation and post-evaluation. It is important to have the evaluation prior to starting the renovations, so that everything you do will count towards current rebate offers.
- Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP): If you qualify, based on your income, this program offers free installation and supply of energy efficient products, this is available for those who rent or own their homes.
- New Home program: you will access information on how you can build a more energy efficient home than what the prescriptive building code is, this is the new BC Energy Step Code. Depending on your community, there may be incentives to building better than the current building code.
Why has this program been developed?
In 2016, the RDCK adopted the Strategic Community Energy & Emissions Plan (SCEEP). This plan describes energy use and greenhouse gas emissions with a view to improving efficiency, cutting emissions, enhancing community resilience, managing future risks, and driving economic development. The plan also lists several categories in the Action Plan section such as building, transportation and waste. The Regional Energy Efficiency Program addresses residential buildings.
The content on this page was last updated April 3 2019 at 10:02 AM