At Kemp Construction, we want to help you create your dream home. That’s why we want to share this exciting opportunity from CleanBC Better Homes with you. If you are considering building a new high performance home with electric heating, there are new rebates available.
This article is copied directly from the CHBC (Canadian Home Builders’ Association) newsletter of December 17, 2020.
CleanBC Better Homes New Construction Program
The CleanBC Better Homes New Construction Program provides rebates up to $15,000 for the construction of new, high-performance, electric homes. Through the CleanBC plan, the Province of British Columbia is supporting the adoption of the BC Energy Step Code and making energy efficient, climate-friendly homes more affordable and accessible for British Columbians. The Program is funded by the Province and administered by BC Hydro.
The Program provides two ways to participate – the Heat Pump pathway and the Energy Step Code pathway. Further incentives are also available to builders who work with energy advisors to model their homes and who construct homes that do not have a fossil fuel connection (including for cooking, fireplaces, or other uses). Eligible homes include single-family detached homes, laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes, and townhomes.
Choose your rebate pathway:
Energy Step Code pathway: build a new home that meets a minimum BC Energy Step Code level and uses electric space and water heating systems.
Heat pump pathway: build a new home that uses an electric heat pump for space heating or water heating, regardless of Energy Step Code level.
Choose your add-on rebates:
All-Electric Bonus: build a home with no fossil fuel (e.g. natural gas, propane, oil) connection whatsoever (including for cooking, fireplaces, or other uses) and receive an additional $4,000 per home.
Energy Advisor Support Rebate: work with a Program Qualified Energy Advisor and receive an additional $1,000 per home.
For more details on the Rebate, you can visit the CleanBC website.