As part of the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program you can receive up to $100 per window or door (up to 20 windows per Tier) for replacing your current windows or exterior doors with program qualified products. This upgrade can count towards the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus.
- Tier 1 windows/ doors: $50 per window/door (maximum $1,000)
- Tier 2 windows/doors: $100 per window/door (maximum $2,000)
- The invoice date for the installed windows and doors must be on or after January 01, 2020.
- Your upgrades must be installed by a licensed contractor with a valid BC business license for the trade applicable to the installation work.
- You must have a residential utility account with FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility.
- Your home must be primarily heated with:
- Natural Gas or piped-propane supplied by FortisBC
- Natural Gas supplied by Pacific Northern Gas
- Electricity supplied by FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility
- Oil or propane not supplied FortisBC
- Premises primarily heated by wood or other solid fuels are not eligible.
- You must live in an eligible home.
- The home must have a minimum of 12 months of consecutive utility billing history.
- The windows/ doors must be installed by a licensed contractor with a valid BC business license for the trade applicable to the installation work.
- The windows/doors must be replacing existing windows and/or doors in the building envelope. Windows installed in new rough openings are ineligible. Skylights are not eligible for the rebate.
- To be eligible to receive Tier 1 and 2 rebates, the windows and doors must have a metric U-Factor, as indicated below. Consult with your contractor or installer to get the U-Factor or refer to the product labelling.
- Tier 1 windows/doors: New windows/doors must have a metric U-Factor between 1.23 and 1.40 (W/m2·K)
- Tier 2 windows/doors: New windows/doors must have a metric U-Factor of 1.22 (W/m2·K) or lower.
- Windows must be listed with one of the following certification bodies:
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
- Intertek Canada (Intertek)
- Labtest Certification (LC)
- QAI Laboratories (QAI)
- National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC)
- A photo of a least one label showing one or more of the following: manufacturer model code/number, NRCan reference number or a certified products directory (CPD) number, plus a certified mark from the certifying body.
How to Apply
- Carefully read the terms and conditions to confirm your eligibility.
- Purchase eligible windows and have them installed by a licensed contractor.
- Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.
- The application form for individual upgrades must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the upgrade.
- The application form for the Two Upgrade Bonus must be submitted within 6 months of the second bonus-eligible upgrade. You must complete your second bonus-eligible upgrade within 18 months of the invoice date of the first bonus-eligible upgrade.
- The application form for the Home Energy Improvement Bonus and EnerGuide Home Evaluation Rebate must be submitted within 6 months of the date of your post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation. You must complete your post-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation within 18 months of your pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation.
- If your upgrade invoice is between October 01, 2019 and December 31,2019, see What if I started my renovations between October 01, 2019 and December 31, 2019?
- If your upgrade invoice is between April 01, 2019 and September 30, 2019, see What if I started my renovations between April 01, 2019 and September 30, 2019?
- If your upgrade invoice is between September 29, 2018 and March 30, 2019, see What if I started my renovations before April 01, 2019?
- If you installed upgrades prior to September 28th, 2018, see What if I started my renovations before September 28, 2018?
- Learn more about energy efficient windows by reading our Windows and Doors FAQs.
- What do the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Programs define as my Primary Heating System?
- 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.
- This rebate is funded, in part, by the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.