Did you know? Homes and businesses in Whistler consume a significant amount of energy. With a few small changes, many homes and businesses in Whistler can easily reduce their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions to become cost effective. Several options are available to homeowners and businesses in Whistler to switch to high efficiency heating equipment and make building improvements.
Electric Vehicles - Charging Station Rebate
Making the switch to an electric vehicle in Whistler just got easier.
The RMOW has partnered with the Province of British Columbia’s CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program to provide additional rebates for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at homes and workplaces.
From May 28, 2020 to December 31, 2021, the RMOW will top up the Province’s rebate contributions to further bring down the price of EV charging stations in Whistler.
This rebate is available for single family homes, multi-unit residential buildings and workplaces.
- Single family homes are eligible for up to $700 in rebates (up to $350 from the Province and up to an additional $350 from the RMOW).
- Multi-unit residential buildings are eligible for rebates up to $3,000 per charging station installation (up to $2,000 from the Province and up to an additional $1000 from the RMOW).
- Workplaces are eligible for rebates up to $3000 per charging station installation (up to $2000 from the Province and up to an additional $1000 from the RMOW.)
There is no separate application for the RMOW top-up rebate. Simply apply for the CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program and if approved, the eligible RMOW top-up value will automatically be added to the Provincial Rebate.
Getting more people into electric vehicles will have a big impact to get Whistler on track to meet our emission targets.
Get the EV Charging Station rebates today.
Electric Vehicles - Purchase Rebate
Interested in switching to an electric vehicle? Technology improvements mean electric vehicles (EVs) are not as expensive as you think.
Electricity costs are only 15-25% of fuel costs, and maintenance costs are lower too. Over the lifecycle of the car, EVs can break even. And the cost of an EV with a range above 400 km is also becoming more affordable.
There are federal and provincial incentives for up to $14,000.
Personal transportation is Whistler’s biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, emissions from private passenger vehicle trips within Whistler make up 57 per cent of Whistler’s carbon footprint.
CleanBC Better Homes and CleanBC Better Buildings have rebates for residential, commercial, institutional, and multi urban residential buildings. Many more rebates and incentives are available through Better Homes and Better Buildings to homeowners and businesses across British Columbia when they make energy efficient upgrades to their homes.
Homeowner incentives include:
- Up to $5,500 in rebates for energy efficient insulation upgrades.
- Up to $3,00 in rebates for energy efficient windows & door upgrades.
- Up to $2,000 for homeowners who undertake multiple upgrades and complete energy assessments on their home.
- $300 for hiring an EnerGuide Home Energy Advisor to do a personalized energy assessment of your home.
- Free energy coaching services by phone and email to help homeowners make decisions about renovation projects.
Business incentives include:
- Whole building, performance-based offer of $40 - $70 per tonne of GHG reductions (up to $200,000) integrated with partner utility and BC Housing offers.
- Up to $20,000 for energy studies to identify cost-effective improvements.
The new CleanBC Better Homes New Construction Program has launched. This program provides rebates up to $15,000 for the construction of new, high-performance, electric homes. Multiple pathways and add-ons are available.
- Pathway #1 - Energy Step Code pathway: build a new home that meets a minimum BC Energy Step code level and uses electric space and water heating systems
- Pathway #2 - Heat pump pathway: build a new home that uses an electric heat pump for space heating or water heating, regardless of Energy Step Code level
- All-Electric Bonus: build a home with no fossil fuel (e.g. natural gas, propane, oil) connection whatsoever (including for cooking, fireplaces, or other uses) and receive an additional $4,000 per home
- Energy Advisor Support Rebate: work with a Program Qualified Energy Advisor and receive an additional $1,000 per home
Visit the program website for full program details
Municipal top up funding comes grant money accumulated from the Climate Action and Rebate Incentive Program (CARIP). CARIP provides funding to local government BC Climate Action Charter signatories equivalent to one hundred percent of the carbon taxes they pay directly. Top-ups can be seen on heat pumps up to $2,000 and energuide home assessments. Learn how to make your home more energy efficient and earn a $250 rebate by participating in the RMOW’s Power Down to Save Up Home Energy Assessment program.