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To access rebates from the CleanBC Better Homes New Construction Program you are required to provide supporting documentation with your rebate application. Be sure to review the Rebate Eligibility Requirements and Terms and Conditions for a complete list of invoice and supporting documentation requirements.

Supporting documentation requirements differ based on your rebate pathway, add-on rebates, and your building permit date.

Pre-registration Form

All applicants must upload a copy of the home’s building permit during pre-registration. In jurisdictions that do not require building permits, proof of the start of construction must be submitted (e.g. invoice for foundation work).

Post-construction Application

Energy Step Code Pathway

  • As-Built BC Energy Compliance Report; and
  • EnerGuide (N) Evaluation Homeowner Information Sheet for each individually modelled home or unit.
    • For Passive House certified homes, submit the Passive House Planning Package and a copy of the home’s Passive House certificate instead.

Heat Pump Pathway

  • Heat pump installation invoice;
  • Heat load calculation that meets the program-approved methodology (required if building permit is issued on or after April 1, 2022); and
  • If applying for the Energy Advisor Support Rebate, the As-Built BC Energy Compliance Report and EnerGuide (N) Evaluation Homeowner Information Sheet.

Heat pump installation invoices must meet these requirements:

  • All service invoices/receipts must indicate details of the work performed and the address where the work was performed.
  • The contractor’s company name, contact information (phone and/or email), address and GST number must be on the invoices.
  • The builder’s company name and contact information (phone and/or email) must be on the invoices.
  • All product purchase invoices/receipts must have the product’s make, model number, and purchase date.
  • All copies of invoices and documentation must be clear and legible.

For detailed documentation requirements by heat pump type see the sample invoices below.

Add-on Rebates

Energy Advisor Support Rebate

  • As-Built BC Energy Compliance Report; and
  • EnerGuide (N) Evaluation Homeowner Information Sheet for each individually modelled home or unit.
  • For Passive House certified homes, submit the Passive House Planning Package and a copy of the home’s Passive House certificate instead).

All-Electric Bonus Rebate (available only if building permit is issued from September 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022)

  • As-Built B.C. Energy Compliance Report. A Program Qualified Energy Advisor must complete the following sections:
    • Section B, Other Impacting Features, indicating that there is no fossil fuel connection or use in the home (i.e. no piping, meter, storage or associated equipment on the property); and
    • Section F, Other Energy Modelling Metrics, indicating that fossil fuel consumption is 0 GJ/year.
  • See the sample report for Section B and F requirements.

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