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Municipal Top Ups

A growing number of local governments in BC are offering top-up rebates (Municipal Top-ups) to the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program. Limited time offer – Act now, as municipal top-up rebates will be approved on a first come first serve basis.

How to apply

There is no additional application required for the Municipal Top-up offers. Your eligibility is automatically assessed when you submit a CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate application for the applicable rebates. To find full rebate program requirements, deadlines, and application steps, check out the rebate search tool.

Current Municipal Offers

Municipality

Electric Heat Pump Space Heating 

Top-Up

Electrical Service Upgrade

Top-Up

Electric Heat Pump Water Heater 

Top-Up

EnerGuide Evaluation 

Top-Up

  Must be converting from fossil  fuel space heating system to qualify, see below for details. Must be converting from a fossil fuel water heating system to qualify, see below for details. No fuel conversion requirements.
City of Vancouver

$2,000

Or $6,000**

$500 $1,000

$150

Capital Regional District*

$350

     
City of Victoria*

$350

     
District of Saanich*

$350

$500 $350

$150

City of Kamloops      

$150

City of Richmond      

$150

Comox Valley Regional District

$350

   

$150

City of North Vancouver

$2,000

$500 $1,000

$150

Resort Municipality of Whistler

$2,000

$500

$1,000

 
City of Powell River

$350

$500

$350

 
City of Kelowna      

$150

Local Governments interested in offering municipal top-ups are encouraged to contact: betterhomesbc@gov.bc.ca 
*Residents of Victoria and Saanich can combine their rebate with Capital Regional District (Total of $700 Municipal Top-up).
**See Top-Up details below for eligibility requirement

Top-Up Details

Convert to Electric Heat Pump Space Heating Top-up

  • Participants that switch from a fossil fuel (oil, natural gas or propane) space heating system to an electric air-source heat pump (including mini-splits, multi-splits, central, air-to-water, and combination space & water systems) are eligible for either a $350 or $2,000 top-up rebate.
  • These top-ups are in addition to the individual rebates and the Home Energy Improvement Bonus rebate.

 

$6,000 Heat Pump Top-Up in City of Vancouver

  • The City of Vancouver is offering a $6,000 top-up for homeowners that remove or decommission their gas primary heating equipment with an all-electric Tier 2 Central heat pump system, mini-split heat pump, multi-split heat pump, air-to-water or combination space & water heat pump up to a maximum of 80% of installed cost.
  • Heat pump systems with fossil fuel back-ups are ineligible for the $6,000 top-up.

 

Electric Service Upgrade Top-up

  • Participants that switch from a fossil fuel (oil, natural gas or propane) space or water heating system to an electric air-source heat pump (including mini-splits, multi-splits, central, air-to-water and combination space & water systems) or air source heat pump water heater are eligible for a $500 top-up rebate when upgrading the electrical service.
  • These top-ups are in addition to the individual rebate.

 

Convert to Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Top-up

  • Participants that switch from a fossil fuel (oil, natural gas or propane) water heating system to an electric air-source heat pump water heater are eligible for either a $350 or $1,000 top-up rebate.
  • These top-ups are in addition to the individual rebates and the Home Energy Improvement Bonus rebate.

 

EnerGuide Home Evaluation Top-up

  • A $150 top-up to participants that complete a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation.
  • This top-up is in addition to the $300 EnerGuide Home Evaluation rebate available through the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program.