The Home Renovation Rebate and EfficiencyBC Program requires the following information to calculate your rebate:
- The R-value of new insulation added
- The square feet covered by new insulation
The R-value that you have added is multiplied by the square feet covered, and then by a specific dollar amount that differs for each area of your home, as indicated in the table below.
|Location Installed||Minimum R-Value Added||Dollar amount for rebate calculation||Maximum Rebate|
|Attic (flat and cathedral ceiling)||R12||$0.02||$900|
|Exterior wall cavities||R12||$0.09||$1200|
|Exterior wall sheathing||R3.8||$0.09||$1200|
|Other (exposed floor, floor over crawlspace, basement header)||R20||$0.07||$1000|
Example: I had R20 of existing insulation in my attic and added R30 for a total of R50. I covered 900 square feet. My rebate is calculated as follows:
R30 × 900 sf x $0.02 = $540
My rebate for this work is $540.
- Rebates are calculated based on the R-value of new insulation added and not the total combined final R-value for new and pre-existing insulation.
- The insulation added must have a minimum R-value added per location outlined in the table above.
- A minimum rebate of $500 is required for each insulation location to be eligible for either for both the Two Upgrade Bonus and the Home Energy Improvement Bonus.
- The insulation rebate amount cannot exceed the installed cost of the eligible upgrade indicated on the invoice.
- You cannot access a rebate for both crawlspace wall and floor above crawlspace – you must choose one or the other.
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