Power Down to Save Up: Discover how you can save with a home energy evaluation
Back for a limited time, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is making it easier for homeowners to reduce monthly utility costs with the Residential Energy Assessment Rebate Program.
The rebate program offers Whistler homeowners $250 towards an Energuide for Homes home energy evaluation, helping homeowners access hundreds or even thousands of dollars in utility program rebates - and ongoing reductions in monthly bills.
Get started on energy conservation today with these practical tips.
The average value of a home energy evaluation is $350-$500 (depending on the size and complexity of the home). By investing about $100 to $200 to learn about your home, simple improvements could result in significant savings.
The program also offers free professional energy coaching to help homeowners select the best upgrade options for and expanded Home Energy Rebate Offer (HERO) grants from BC Hydro and FortisBC (up to $6,000 availble for eligible homeowners).
Booking a home energy evaluation is the best way to get started on the path to monthly energy cost savings.
The initial home energy evaluation provides a thorough efficiency appraisal of the home, and typically lasts two to three hours. Homeowners are encouraged to ask questions and learn more about their home's energy use during this assessment.
To begin, homeowners should book their evaluation directly with a
licensed local energy assessment professional.
Find an energy assessment professional near you:
- Canadian Association of Certified Energy Advisors - Sea to Sky
- NRCan tool to find local Energy Advisor Service Organizations
Following the home energy evaluation, homeowners will be provided with a 45-60min personalized home energy action plan coaching session to discuss the results of the assessment and to help homeowners make strategic, informed decisions about future potential retrofits.
Rebates and Eligibility
|Initial Home Energy Assessment||$250|
|Follow-Up Blower Door Test||$125|
|New Home Plan Evaluation||$250|
The program is available to anyone owning a single family home, duplex, or townhouse unit in Whistler, as well as anyone in the process of designing a new home in Whistler. To get started, call a licensed Energy Advisor today.
The rebates are funded by the RMOW as outlined in 2014-2018 Five-Year Financial Plan.
Homeowners should contact a licenced CEA directly to initiate the energy assessment and associated rebate process.
For more information about the program structure or details, or if you are an interested CEA wanting to access additional administrative details, please contact Ted Battiston, Manager of Special Projects at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! If you're a renter or a low-income household, you may be eligible for a free energy assessment and associated upgrades. Visit the Energy Conservation Assisitance webpage to find out if you are eligible and how to apply.