Grants to assist with improving energy efficiency
The Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant is designed to encourage and enable deep energy retrofits and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions while respecting the heritage fabric and character-defining elements of participating homes in Vancouver. Retrofits can improve the comfort of your older home, reduce your energy bills and reduce impact on the environment.
A maximum of $12,000 is available per home towards qualifying retrofits or a maximum of $18,000 per home if fuel switching from gas or oil to an electric air source heat pump is included with other retrofits. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions while respecting the heritage fabric and character-defining elements of participating homes in Vancouver. Retrofits can improve the comfort of your older home, reduce your energy bills and reduce impact on the environment.
The Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant program is currently accepting applications. Please review the Program Guidelines before applying.
Due to high demand, energy evaluations are currently booking into March 2022 (and must be conducted prior to any retrofits being completed).
The Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant program offers homeowners incentives to increase energy efficiencies within a home that complement other community rebate programs including through Better Homes BC Home Renovation Rebate Program, BC Hydro and FortisBC. It takes a holistic approach to GHG reduction by financially rewarding the overall reduction of GHG in a single dwelling after the completion of recommended energy retrofits. The program subsidizes mandatory pre-retrofit and post-retrofit home energy evaluations and a Vancouver GHG Reduction Opportunities Report.
To be eligible, a house must be in Vancouver and either built before 1940 or on the Vancouver Heritage Register. Only houses with oil or gas heating are eligible as these offer the highest GHG reduction opportunities. Please note the grant is for new retrofits only and we are not able to provide funds retroactively for already completed projects.
The grant amount provided by the Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant program is variable and is calculated at the end based on the participant’s GHG emissions reductions achieved in the program.