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Many small changes are free or pay for themselves in months. For bigger changes there are potentially thousands of dollars of grants and incentives available.

Nearly half of Vancouver's greenhouse gas emissions are directly related to individuals¡Šenergy use on the road or in the home. Reducing the amount of energy you use to heat your home or water not only reduces climate change, but also improves local air quality.

Reducing the energy consumption of your home is something everyone can do to limit the impacts of energy price increases.

Home energy improvements contribute to cleaner air overall and can improve the air quality within your home.

Install energy efficient windows to get rid of chilly drafts and improve sound proofing of your home.


EnerGuide for Houses Evaluation 

You can qualify for a $1500 Energy Savings Plan grant plus over $800 in other financial incentives for energy efficiency improvements to your home if you obtain an EnerGuide for Houses Evaluation and complete some of the rcommended energy efficiency imrovements.  The offer applies only to homes built before 1990.  Funding is limited and is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

The first step is to get an EnerGuide for Houses Evaluation is an unbiased, third-party home-energy evaluation service originally developed by Natural Resources Canada.  It offers expert advice on improving energy performance and comfort that is specifically tailored to your home.  This information helps you make informed decisions about possible renovations, and the improvement in your EnerGuide rating (pre-renovation to post-renovation) forms the basis for many of the most significant financial incentives currently available.

The next step is to register for the Energy Savings Plan by calling 1-877-727-2830 or visit saveenergynow.ca.

The evaluation includes:

  • A detailed energy evaluation of your house by a specially trained advisor
  • A blower-door test to find air leaks
  • A report showing where your home is wasting energy and how you can correct the situation
  • A rating label from 1-100; the higher the rating, the more efficient your home

The EnerGuide advisor will review your report with you to answer any questions you may have.

Contact one of the following organizations to schedule an EnerGuide for Houses evaluation:

  • Building Insight: 1-877-732-9888; www.homeperformance.com
  • City Green: 1-866-381-9995; www.citygreen.ca

Only residential buildings (rental or owner occupied) that are three and half stories or lower and less than 600 m² (6,450 ft²) are eligible for an EnerGuide evaluation.

If you did an EnerGuide for Houses Evaluation before May 12, 2006, you may qualify for the previously administered federal program.  Click here for details.


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