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As part of the Home Renovation Rebate and EfficiencyBC Program, you can receive up to $5,500 in rebates for installing insulation in your home. These upgrades can count towards the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus.

Available Rebates

  • Rebates are calculated based on the R-value of new insulation added and not the total combined final R-value of the new and pre-existing insulation, including in cases where the pre-existing insulation is removed.
Location Installed Rebate Amount Minimum R-value Added Maximum Rebate
Attic – flat and cathedral ceiling $0.02 x R-value x square feet R12 $900
Exterior wall cavities $0.09 x R-value x square feet R12 $1,200
Exterior wall sheathing $0.09 x R-value x square feet R3.8 $1,200
Basement/crawlspace walls $0.09 x R-value x square feet R10 $1,200
Other (exposed floor, floor over crawlspace*, basement header) $0.07 x R-value x square feet R20 $1,000

*Rebate available for crawlspace walls OR floor over crawlspace, but not both.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The insulation must be installed on or after September 28, 2018.
  • The home must be primarily heated with electricity or natural gas provided by BC Hydro, FortisBC, a municipal utility or with piped propane supplied by FortisBC.
  • Homes heated with oil or propane must convert to electricity or natural gas before they can access this rebate.
  • The insulation must be installed in an eligible home.
  • The home must have a minimum of 12 months of consecutive utility billing history.

Upgrade Requirements

  • The insulation must be installed by a contractor with a valid BC business license and in accordance with the BC Standards of Practice Guide for Air Sealing and Insulation Retrofits.
  • Eligible insulation types are rolls or batts, blown-in, loose fill, rigid board, and spray foam.
  • Pest infestations and rodent tunnels in the insulation must be resolved prior to installation of new insulation.
  • A minimum rebate value of $500 is required for each insulation location to be eligible for either the Two Upgrade Bonus or Home Energy Improvement Bonus.

How to Apply

  1. Carefully read the terms and conditions to confirm your eligibility, the upgrade requirements, and the documentation requirements.
  2. Have your insulation installed by a contractor with a valid BC business license.
  3. Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.

Deadlines

  • The application form for individual upgrades must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the upgrade.
  • The application form for the Two Upgrade Bonus must be submitted after the second bonus-eligible upgrade is installed, and within 18 months of the invoice date of the first bonus-eligible upgrade.
  • The application form for the Home Energy Improvement Bonus and EnerGuide Home Evaluation Rebate must be submitted within 18 months of your pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation, and after your post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation.

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