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
|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.
|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].
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.