Building Assessments For Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

Low-Rise Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB) Assessments

This grant program is currently closed to new applicants. Please check back for updates as they become available. We also offer Thermal Imaging services and expert energy efficiency assessments. Contact us for details at 1.866.381.9995 x. 103.

To allow low-rise multi-unit residential building (MURB) owners to qualify for the ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes grant program, City Green offers assessments on buildings that fit the following criteria and are located in the Lower Mainland or on Vancouver Island. Low-rise multi-unit residential buildings include:

Stacked Duplex
  • 2 units (one on top of the other)
  • 2 or 3 stories
  • Each unit has a private entrance
  • units stacked 2 or 3 stories
  • Each unit has a private entrance
Apartments and All other multi-unit structures
  • Max 3 stories above grade
  • Building footprint max 600m2
  • Between 4 and 20 units
  • Access to building must be from no more than 2 exterior doors. Each unit must:
    • Have a private entrance either accessed from the outside of the building or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule, or stairway inside the building.
    • Be an enclosed and complete living area (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom).
Mixed-use Buildings
  • Must meet the requirements above,
  • AND at least 50% of total floor area (inc. basement) must be used as permanent residences.
  • Cannot include commercial or industrial equipment that are not found in residential buildings.
Ownership Types eligible:
  • Owner-occupied unit in duplex, triplex, or apartment
  • Condominium: A unit owned privately, joint ownership of land and common facilities
  • Rented, not subsidized: A unit in any building type above, privately owned, tenant occupied
  • Rented, subsidized: A unit in any building type above, owned by government or gov’t agency, or for which rent is subsidized by the government
  • All units and at least 50% of the common area must be accessible during the assessment.
  • For apartments - Although there can be more than 2 exterior doors, all interior spaces and common areas must be accessible from only one or two entrances.
  • Large Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB)Assessments

    For all other building types, please contact Kiera O'Brien, City Green Client Services Representative at 1 866 381 9995 x103 for inquiries. Ask us about qualifying for the ecoENERGY Retrofit Incentive for Buildings offering up to $10 per gigajoule of estimated energy savings, 25 percent of eligible project costs or $50,000 per project.

    Reminder: A building energy assessment and project approval from Natural Resources Canada is required BEFORE you start any renovations.