ENERGY STAR® for New Homes is a new qualification standard to homes in British Columbia and delivered through the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC (CHBA BC). Promoted by Natural Resources Canada throughout the country, ENERGY STAR is an internationally recognized brand and a trusted symbol in identifying energy efficient products.
The ENERGY STAR qualification program takes into account the New Energy Provisions for the BC Building Code and homes with the ENERGY STAR label are on average, 20 per cent more energy efficient than those built to building code standards which translates to less energy to operate a home and less in utility bills.
Typical features of an ENERGY STAR qualified homes include efficient heating and cooling systems, heat recovery ventilation systems, increased wall and attic insulation, and ENERGY STAR rated high performance windows, patio doors and skylights.
For more information on working with a ENERGY STAR builder or becoming one yourself, please Contact Us
New Home Incentive Program extended to March 31, 2018:
FortisBC is pleased to announce the extension of incentives for the New Home Program to support the construction of ENERGY STAR® new homes. FortisBC provides two options to access incentives:
Option 1 provides incentives of up to $2,000 when you build a home a minimum of 20 per cent more efficient than code to achieve the ENERGY STAR for New Homes Standard (or an EnerGuide®* rating of 82 or above for laneway homes).
Option 2 provides rebates of up to $1,400 for the installation of high-efficiency natural gas appliances. Construction of qualifying homes must be completed by March 31, 2018.
For more information, please visit the FortisBC website for the program.
*EnerGuide is official mark of Natural Resources Canada. The ENERGY STAR mark is administered and promoted in Canada and is used with permission