Receive up to $13,700 in rebates and municipal top-ups for qualifying energy - efficient upgrades to the insulation, water, heating, windows, and space heating for your home.
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.
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 below;
Electric Vehicles - Charging Station Rebate
Making the switch to an electric vehicle in Whistler just got easier.
The RMOW is partnering with the Province of British Columbia’s CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program to provide rebates for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at homes and workplaces.
From May 28, 2020 to February 28, 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.
Receive up to $6,000 in rebates when you upgrade to a heat pump for heating and cooling your home.
Through the program, CleanBC Better Homes is offering up to $3,500 and the RMOW is offering an additional $2,500, this includes the electrical service upgrade incentives). The heat pump rebate is available to Whistler residents who switch from a fossil fuel (oil, natural gas, or propane) heating system to an electric air-source heat-pump on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Heat pumps use electricity to efficiently heat and cool your whole home. They save energy, improve year-round home comfort, enhance indoor air quality, and reduce your carbon footprint.
Electrical service upgrade
Starting fall 2019, the RMOW is offering a $500 top up for electrical service upgrades (for heat pump installation). Combine that with the rebate available from CleanBC Better Homes and you have up to $1,000 to claim back.
Heat pump water heater
Also from October 1, 2019, is a $1,000 top-up for a heat pump water heater. A $1,000 rebate is already available from CleanBC so you can save up to $2,000 on the installation of a water heater, who could say no to that?
An ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heater is the most efficient way to hear hot waTer with the electricity and is the most climate-friendly form of water heating available in BC.
Power Down to Save Up
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.
More rebates with CleanBC Better Homes & Better Buildings
EfficiencyBC has re-branded to CleanBC Better Homes for low-rise homes and CleanBC Better Buildings for commercial, institutional, and MURBS. 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.