Everyone deserves a healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient home. Based on your household income, the CleanBC Income Qualified Program offers enhanced rebates to make energy-saving home upgrades more affordable. We can help you:
- Lower your monthly energy costs
- Improve year-round comfort
- Enjoy healthier indoor air quality
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- You may be eligible to receive enhanced rebates that cover 60–95% of your home upgrade costs, with maximum rebate values of:
- Insulation: Up to $5,500
- Windows and doors: Up to $9,500
- Heat pumps: Up to $9,500
- Heat pump water heaters: Up to $3,500
- Additional rebates are available for necessary health and safety, ventilation, and electrical panel upgrades.
- Free energy coaching, virtual energy assessments, and support in multiple languages can help identify the home upgrades and rebates that are best for you.
To receive enhanced rebates through the CleanBC Better Homes Income Qualified Program, you must:
- Meet the income qualification requirements below:
- Rebate coverage is based on the combined income of all adults in your home and how many people live in your home, including adults and children. Combined incomes less than Income Level 1 are eligible for up to 95% of upgrade costs. Combined incomes less than Income Level 2 are eligible for up to 60% of upgrade costs.
Number of people living in your home
(including adults and children)
Combined pre-tax annual income of all adults in your home (excluding dependants):
Income Level 1
Income Level 2
|7 or more||$112,718||$147,943|
- Live in a home that is a year-round primary residence, is at least 12 months old, and one of the following types of residential buildings:
- single family home (detached dwelling).
- secondary suite in a single-family home (detached dwelling); the home and secondary suite must be individually metered.
- mobile home on a permanent foundation.
- duplex, triplex, row home or townhome, where each unit has its own natural gas and/or electricity meter. Utility accounts must be in the name of the resident and/or homeowner; utility accounts in the name of a strata corporation are not eligible.
- If you currently rent your home, you will need a landlord consent form to accompany your application.
- Pay your own energy utility bills. Utility accounts must be in the name of the resident and/or homeowner; utility accounts in the name of a strata corporation or landlord are not eligible.
- You must pre-register and receive an eligibility code before completing the upgrade.
- The home must be primarily heated (a primary heating system must have the capacity to heat a minimum of 50% of the home for the entire heating season to 21°C; a fireplace is not considered a primary heating system) by one of the following:
- natural gas, propane or oil
- electricity (hard-wired electric heating systems such as electric baseboards, radiant ceilings, radiant floors, forced-air furnace/boiler, or heat pump).
- wood or other solid fuels.
- All upgrades must be installed by a Registered Contractor who is approved to install home upgrades for the CleanBC Income Qualified Program, for the trade applicable to the upgrade being installed (e.g. Heat pumps must be installed by a licensed residential heating and cooling contractor).
- Rebates cannot exceed the cost on the invoice and the paid cost of the upgrade.
- Rebates can only be claimed up to the maximum rebate amounts per measure.
Upgrade Specific Requirements
To access the requirements for your specific upgrades please click on the upgrade link below.
- Ductless Mini-split, ductless multi-split and central ducted heat pumps
- Dual fuel ducted heat pumps
- Air-to-water heat pumps
- Heat pump hot water heaters
- Electrical service upgrade
- Windows and doors
- Health and safety
How to Participate
- Confirm eligibility by reviewing the Rebate Eligibility Requirements, Participant Terms and Conditions, and Contractor Terms and Conditions.
- Complete the program’s pre-screen and pre-registration to determine your eligibility through the CleanBC Income Qualified Program participant portal. Once confirmed you will receive an eligibility code and opportunities report, outlining your suggested upgrades. You can also make an appointment with an income qualified program coach or schedule a virtual assessment for pre-registration assistance or support to identify the best upgrades for your home.
- Customer must choose an Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor to complete the upgrade.
- Contractors interested in becoming registered in the Income Qualified Program can contact IQPcontractorsupport@clearesult.com
- After completing the upgrade, contractor will submit the rebate application and deduct the rebate from the final cost of the upgrade.
- The rebate application and supporting documentation must be submitted by the Registered Contractor within six (6) months of the invoice date.
- Check out our rebate search tool for other energy efficiency upgrades rebates.
- Did you see a building science or energy efficiency term you did not understand? Check out our glossary.