Mainland/ Southwest

Residential Water Saver Kits (Langley)

Langley's drinking water (both municipal supply as well as private wells) is largely from local groundwater resources. To encourage conservation of these precious and limited groundwater supplies, the Township of Langley and Environment Canada are subsidizing water-saving kits on a trial basis.

Sponsoring agency: Township of Langley
Type of agency: Local government

Program offerings

Indoor Kit - $10
  • 1 water-efficient showerhead (2.0 GPM)
  • 1 dual setting kitchen faucet aerator (1.5 GPM)
  • 2 dual-thread faucet sink aerators (1.5 GPM)
  • 2 toilet tank banks (for older 13-26L toilets)
  • 1 package of dye tablets to detect toilet leaks
  • 1 small roll Teflon tape
Limit 2 per household

Outdoor Kit - $20
  • 1 trigger-release spray nozzle
  • 1 hose timer
  • 1 rain gauge
  • 1 hose repair set
  • 1 instruction card
Limit 1 per household

Eligibility


Application procedure

Available at the Township's Civic Facility, Operations Centre, or your local Recreation Center.

For more information, contact the Environmental Coordinator at 604.533.6082 or environment@tol.ca.



Contact information

Telephone: 604.533.6082


Rain Barrel Subsidy (Langley)

The Township offers residents the water saver rain barrel, which comes in two types: a 190 litre (50 gallons) open top version or a 170 litre (45 gallons) closed top version. The high quality container is a great way to reduce summer demand on your water system while providing non-chlorinated water for your garden.

Sponsoring agency: Township of Langley
Type of agency: Local government

Eligibility

Township residents only. Limit one per household.

Application procedure

To purchase the rain barrel, call 604.532.7300. The Civic Facility accepts payment by cash, cheque, or credit card. The Operations Centre only accepts cash or cheque.

Contact information

Telephone: 604.532.7300


BC Hydro PowerSmart Energy Saving Kit Bulk Distribution Program

Each energy saving kit contains compact fluorescent light bulbs, weather stripping, window insulator film, electrical outlet and switch sealers, fridge and freezer thermometers, a low-flow showerhead, tap aerators, and an energy–saving nightlight. Read More.

Sponsoring agency: BC Hydro
Type of agency: Utility company

Program offerings

Kits can be distributed through a general process or by direct install.

Eligibility

This program is available for Not-For-Profit Housing Providers that manage their own stock of Housing

Restrictions

Total household income must be at or below the thresholds in Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut-offs (LICO). Participants in the program must have a BC Hydro residential rate account, or non-profit housing providers with a commercial build meter.

Application procedure

Contact Steve Austin, Power Smart Residential Marketing for an application form.

Contact information

Telephone: 604-453-9206

In addition to the Energy Saving Kit program, some housing providers may be eligible for BC Hydro’s Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP), which provides low-income residential customers with a free energy efficiency evaluation, energy education and free installation of basic and extended energy conservation measures.

LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Program

LiveSmart BC offers grants for energy efficiency upgrades for heating, hot water, insulation, windows and doors, ventilation, and draft proofing for your home.

For more details, see the LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Grant Chart.


Sponsoring agency: LiveSmart BC
Type of agency: Provincial government

Program offerings

To access grants, homeowners must have a Home Energy Assessment with a Certified Energy Advisor before and after renovations.

The Energy Assessment includes:

  1. a detailed energy evaluation of your home carried out by a Certified Energy Advisor
  2. a "blower door" test to find air leaks
  3. a customized report that shows where your energy dollars are being spent and what you can do to improve your home's energy efficiency
  4. an energy efficiency rating label that shows you how energy efficient your home is compared with others in your region

Eligibility

For single family homes, row houses, and mobile homes on permanent foundations.


Application deadline

Must complete follow-up assessment by March 31, 2011

Application procedure

To book an Energy Assessment with City Green, the only non-profit provider of the LiveSmart BC incentive, call 1.866.381.9995 or book online.



Contact information

Telephone: 1.866.381.9995


BC Hydro Window Offers

From April 1, 2010 through May 31, 2010, save the GST at the select windows retailers and manufacturers listed below.

ENERGY STAR-labeled windows are currently exempt from Provincial Sales Tax.

You could also win up to $10,000 towards a windows purchase made from April 1, 2010 through May 31, 2010.



Sponsoring agency: BC Hydro
Type of agency: Utility company

Eligibility

Visit BC Hydro's window offer webpage for more details on how to apply, and for a list of window retailers and manufacturers offering other window incentives.

Application deadline

May 31, 2010

Contact information



RBC Energy Saver Loan

If you've recently purchased-or are planning to purchase-an energy efficient product or service for your home, you could qualify for the RBC Energy Saver Loan.

This innovative and "green" financing solution can help you create a more energy efficient home faster while saving on your borrowing costs.



Sponsoring agency: Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Type of agency: Financial institution

Program offerings

Receive 1% off the interest rate for your fixed rate instalment loan over $5,000

OR

Receive a $100 rebate on a home energy audit on a fixed rate instalment loan over $5,000.

Eligibility

The following products and services are eligible for Energy Saver Loans:

  • Environmentally-friendly products and services recommended as a result of a home energy audit
  • Products and services that qualify for a government grant as outlined by the Office of Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR qualified products, which could save you hundreds of dollars in energy costs over time
  • Hybrid cars

Application procedure

A home energy audit is a report generated by a licensed professional who is specially trained to examine your home's major heating and cooling systems. They will make recommendations to help you improve your home's energy efficiency and lower your energy costs. You can then decide what you want to do and how much you want to spend.

Simply follow these steps to arrange for your home energy audit.

  1. Choose a licensed home auditor through the Natural Resources Canada website at www.oee.nrcan.gc.ca . Obtain quotes from a few auditors and choose one that you feel offers the best overall value.

    Note: To qualify for the $100 rebate, your audit must be completed sometime within the 90 days prior to being approved for your loan or within 90 days after receiving your loan.

  2. Once your audit is complete, obtain a receipt or invoice from the auditor for a refund from RBC

Receiving Your RBC Energy Audit Rebate

  1. Submit your audit receipt or invoice to your branch within 120 days of receiving your RBC Energy Saver Loan.
  2. Your home energy audit rebate will be credited to your RBC account. The amount will be the actual invoiced amount of the home energy audit, up to a maximum amount of $100.


Contact information

Telephone: 1-866-719-2880

Other Ways to Turn Energy Saving Efforts into Cash

To receive additional government rebates and incentives that you may be entitled to, be sure to follow these steps:

  • Complete some or all of the suggested renovations and improvements within 18 months and have your auditor return to verify the work. Your auditor will submit an application on your behalf to both the federal and provincial governments.
  • Ask your municipal government if similar incentives and rebates are available in your community.

SCRD Bathroom Fixture Replacement Program

The free package, which has a retail value of approximately $500 per bathroom, and is available for up to two bathrooms per household, includes:

  • A water efficient dual flush toilet (available in white or biscuit)
  • A high efficiency shower head and faucet aerator
  • Installation by a qualified professional*
  • Removal and disposal of your old toilet(s)



Sponsoring agency: Sunshine Coast Regional District
Type of agency: Local government

Eligibility

Available to SCRD residential & commercial water customers.

Application procedure

To register for the program just email us at lowflow@scrd.ca. Please ensure you give your name, street address, telephone number and number of bathrooms to be changed out (maximum 2). You can also apply by telephone - just call 604-885-6806 or 604-885-6887. A qualified installer will get in touch with you to schedule a time to conduct the installations.

You don't pay anything up front…or ever! Under the rebate program you must purchase your new toilet and pay for installation before you can receive your rebate.



Contact information

Telephone: 604-885-6800

The models being offered for 2010 are as follows:

  • Sydney Smart 305 FREE! (only available in White)
  • Royale 305 FREE! (only available in Biscuit)
  • Sydney 305 Low Profile $39 (only available in White)
  • Bondi 270, with detached seat $89 White or $139 Biscuit
  • Sydney Smart 270 ADA $99 (only available in White)
  • Sydney 270 ELG ADA $109 (only available in White) for public washrooms
A display of these models will be available at the following locations mid-March:
  • Sunshine Coast Regional District Office at 1975 Field Road, Sechelt, BC
  • SCRD Pender Harbour Water Office at 12828 Lagoon Road, Pender Harbour, BC

If you prefer, you may opt to have one of Caroma's other dual flush toilet models installed for an additional charge. You can call Sustainable Solutions toll free at 1-800-460-7019 for further product information.

* Please note that the free installation allows for standard installation time only. Unforeseen problems such as rotting floorboards or substandard plumbing fittings that may require further work are not covered under the free installation.


Renovation and Retrofit of Existing Social Housing

Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada announced $1 billion for social housing renovation and retrofit. Of the $1 billion, $850 million is being delivered by provinces and territories on a cost-matched basis for existing federally assisted social housing projects which they administer on behalf of the partnership. The remaining $150 million is being delivered by CMHC for existing federally assisted off-reserve housing which it directly administers. Eligible repairs include general improvements, energy efficiency upgrades or conversions, and modifications in support of persons with disabilities.

As of February 1, 2010, CMHC is accepting applications from eligible project sponsors for the remaining $75 million funding for year two. Sponsor groups can apply online or through the mail. Eligible repairs include general improvements, energy-efficiency upgrades or conversions, and modifications in support of persons with disabilities.



Sponsoring agency: CMHC
Type of agency: Federal government

Eligibility


Application deadline

February 22, 2010

Application procedure

Apply online or download the application here.

Contact information



Solar BC Incentive

SolarBC contractors will provide you with a $2,000 discount at the point of sale of your solar hot water system. Or, rather than the full $2,000 from SolarBC, you can apply for a Zero Interest Loan and receive a smaller discount.

Sponsoring agency: Solar BC
Type of agency: Provincial government

Eligibility

Use the online SolarRating tool to find out how suitable your home is for solar hot water.

Restrictions

The SolarBC Residential Project offers incentives only for systems installed by registered installers. Read more about Choosing a Registered Installer.

Contact information

Telephone: 1 866 650 6527


Terasen Gas Efficient Boiler Program

Teresan Gas is offering assistance in selecting an efficient boiler configuration for your project. This program is accessible to commercial building owners, developers, consulting engineers or contractors’ for installing or upgrading to condensing or near-condensing boilers. The program is offering cash rebates of up to 75% of the purchase price premium.

Sponsoring agency: Terasen Gas
Type of agency: Utility company

Eligibility

To qualify for assistance in selecting an efficient boiler configuration for your project and financial incentives for installing or upgrading to condensing or near-condensing boiler you must be a commercial building owner, developer, consulting engineer or contractor. For more information please visit the Terasen Gas website.

Application procedure

Vist the Terasen Gas Efficient Bolier Program webpage for details. New Construction Application Form Replacement Market Application Form

Contact information

Telephone: 1-888-477-0777


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