British Columbia Commercial Financial Incentives for Insulation

Commercial - New Construction Performance Initiatives

Commercial – New Construction Performance Initiatives

The program offers a clear incentive structure based on the performance levels of the new BC Energy Step Code, offering accurate energy-saving estimates and allowing for innovative solutions to help you achieve whole-building energy performance. If your project is located in an area that hasn’t yet adopted Step Code requirements, your building may still be eligible for incentives.

This program may be right for you if:

  1. Your project is commercial, institutional, multi-unit residential or light industrial.
  2. You are planning to design a building with a better energy performance than the BC Building Code.
  3. You are planning to implement energy-efficient technologies.
  4. You are considering completing an energy model study to evaluate how your building will perform.
Commercial - Performance Program for Existing Buildings

Commercial – Performance Program for Existing Buildings

This program provides several types of funding1 to help you identify and then implement cost-effective energy conservation measures that are tailored to your building. For natural gas customers, the program provides funding for natural gas energy-efficiency projects. FortisBC and municipal electricity customers are also eligible for funding for electricity energy-efficiency projects.

Fortis BC Pipe and tank insulation rebates

Fortis BC Pipe and tank insulation rebates

Type Rebate Requirements
Pipe insulation $4 per linear foot must be installed on hot liquid, water or steam pipes at least 1/2″ in diameter
Tank insulation $6 per square foot must be installed on a tank containing a solution or liquid with a temperature between 49 and 77 °C (120 and 170 °F)
Tank insulation $6 to $9 per square foot must be installed on a tank containing a solution or liquid with a temperature between 77 and 93 °C (170 and 200 °F)

Note: Valves, flanges, elbows and non-straight pipework are eligible for rebates.

BC Hydro Project Implementation Funding

BC Hydro Project Implementation Funding

Up to 75% of the incremental cost of energy efficiency projects to help implement efficiency projects. The funding level is also based on a tiered approach, meaning projects that were previously too costly may now be eligible for richer incentives.

Building needs to be electrically heated.

Kimberley Energy Efficient Building Incentive Program

Kimberley Energy Efficient Building Incentive Program

Offered by the City of Kimberley, the program offers financial incentives to existing and new buildings.

  • Existing buildings: 1% building permit rebate for every EnerGuide (EG) point improvement
  • New builds: building permit fee rebate based on the achieved EG rating
    • EG 78-79: 10% rebate
    • EG 80-82: 20% rebate
    • EG 83-85: 40% rebate
    • EG 86-90: 60% rebate