Buildings, including our homes and businesses, account for over 40% of Coquitlam’s community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
For homeowners, energy efficiency upgrades are a great way to decrease energy usage, and can make homes more comfortable. You can also save money over time.
Examples of energy efficiency upgrades include:
A heat pump is the most energy-efficient and climate-friendly heating and cooling system currently available in B.C.
The cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody joined with the CleanBC Community Energy Coach Program offering a free, 1-hour webinar (plus a Q&A period) on Thursday, April 28.
You can watch a recording of that webinar here.
During the webinar, CleanBC will provide information on how a heat pump works and its benefits, how to select a registered contractor, and what rebates, financing offers and supports are available to help you upgrade your heating and cooling system.
Information on the Tri-Cities Heat Pump Group Purchase Rebate (GPR) code is below.
There are a variety of resources, rebates, and incentives available to help lower the costs of your next home energy efficiency project. Below are some of the current programs offered by the provincial and federal governments.
Note: rebates and incentives are subject to availability and can change without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Please confirm availability and/or eligibility with the appropriate rebate providers.
Access an additional rebate by joining a group of community members who are also buying a heat pump with the Tri-Cities Heat Pump Group Purchase Rebate (GPR) code.
CleanBC Better Homes offers a heat pump GPR of up to $500 for homeowners switching from an oil, natural gas, or propane heating system to an eligible air-source heat pump in addition to the available heat pump rebates and electrical service upgrade rebates from CleanBC.
The more people that apply using the same group code, the higher the rebate for each participant – share this code with your friends!
To take advantage of the GPR:
If you have questions about the group purchase rebate, call a CleanBC energy coach toll free at 1-844-881-9790 or use their online contact form.
CleanBC Better Homes is a provincial program and BC’s online hub for information, incentives and support to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in homes.
Use the CleanBC Rebate Search Tool to find available rebates, including eligibility requirements, deadlines, and the application process.
This federal program provides homeowners with up to $5,000 in energy efficiency grants including insulation, air sealing, windows and doors, heating systems, solar systems, and resiliency measures. You can also receive an additional $600 in grants when completing both a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation. Please visit the Canada Greener Homes website to learn more. EnerGuide evaluations are required to access any federal grants.
Follow CleanBC’s Better Homes Step-by-Step Rebate Guide to learn about:
The CleanBC energy coach service is a provincially-funded program that provides free, unbiased coaching to help guide homeowners through the various rebates and offers from CleanBC Better Homes. Energy coaches are energy efficiency specialists, providing building-science based information about the options to improve the energy efficiency of your home. They are available to answer your questions at all stages of the energy improvement project.
For more information, visit CleanBC Better Homes and complete their online submission form, or contact an Energy Coach at 1-844-881-9790.
An EnerGuide home evaluation is a federally-funded program that provides a comprehensive paid service to help improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Conducted by a professional energy advisor, you get a custom report and EnerGuide rating which provides an assessment of the home’s energy use, and customized recommendations to improve energy efficiency. Learn more about EnerGuide evaluations from CleanBC’s list of FAQs. Use the Program Qualified Energy Advisor Search Tool to find an energy advisor who services your area.
Upgrades to your home are not the only way to reduce your home’s energy use. Here are some examples that can save you money on your next energy bill:
Visit the links below from BC Hydro for more information on how to reduce energy use in your home:
Building your next home? The City of Coquitlam requires Energy Step Code compliance for new building permit applications. Learn more about the City of Coquitlam’s Energy Step Code compliance requirements, and stay up to date on future energy efficiency requirements.