Energy-efficiency programs for community buildings

We have rebates, programs1 and support for energy-efficiency improvements and upgrades to community buildings such as administration offices, health and recreation centres, schools and daycares. Rebates are also available for new construction projects.

Rebates and programs

Program1 Rebate Description
Commercial performance for existing buildings varies For existing community buildings, this program can help you develop custom energy-efficiency solutions to help reduce energy use.
Commercial performance new construction up to $500,000 Rebates available when constructing community buildings, such as mixed-use and multi-unit residential buildings that achieve a higher energy performance than minimum BC Building Code. Note: some exceptions do apply.
High-efficiency natural gas boilers up to $75,000 Rebates available for eligible commercial boilers.
High-efficiency natural gas furnace up to $1,000 Install an eligible furnace between 95 and 99 per cent AFUE; add a connected thermostat for an additional $150 rebate (Note: only for existing small commercial buildings.)
High-efficiency natural gas water heaters up to $21,000 Rebates available for eligible commercial water heaters.
Social Housing Retrofit varies Funding is available for energy studies to identify appropriate upgrades, as well as implementation funding to help ensure upgrades meet quality standards. (Note: only for existing apartment buildings)

The following programs are only available to FortisBC electricity customers.

Program1 Rebate Description
Commercial lighting up to $185 per unit Rebates available for high-efficiency LED lighting, signage and controls installed in common areas of community buildings.
Electric heat pump water heater $1,000 per unit Rebates available for ENERGY STAR® certified heat pump water heaters.
Electric air source heat pump up to $600 per ton Rebates available for cold climate and packaged terminal heat pumps.
Foodservice and laundry up to $6,600 per unit Rebates available for ENERGY STAR cooking equipment, dishwashers, clothes washers and ventilation systems installed in a community kitchen and/or laundry facility.
Refrigeration equipment up to $1,450 per unit Rebates available for ENERGY STAR refrigerators, freezers, display cases, motor systems, controls and ice machines.

Let’s get in touch

If you have questions about any of our services and rebates for Indigenous communities, please contact Carol Suhan, FortisBC program manager by calling 250-469-8116 or emailing [email protected].


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1Terms and conditions apply, which can be found on webpages for each program. FortisBC may modify or cancel programs at any time without notice.
2Only for income-qualified households. For example, a family of four with an annual income of $62,600 or less would qualify.