BC Energy Step Code

Please note - Step Code incentive funds are NOT AVAILABLE from the City of Campbell River in 2020.

The BC Energy Step Code is a Provincial initiative introduced in April 2017 to increase energy-efficiency requirements for new buildings, through an amendment to the BC Building Code. The Energy Step Code is a series of progressive performance targets (steps) that supports market transformation of new construction to meet a standard above the current base BC Building Code.  

Step Code Steps

Contact Development Services for more information and training opportunities: building@campbellriver.ca or 250-286-5757.

To learn more about the BC Energy Step Code, visit: www.energystepcode.ca

FortisBC New Home Program Rebates

FortisBC offers a range of energy efficiency incentives for new construction through two options for building permits dated up to and including March 29, 2018: whole home option or through the installation of high-efficiency natural gas appliances.

  • Up to $2000 if a home is constructed to ENERGY STAR for New Home Standard
  • Appliance incentives for natural gas:
    • Water heaters (maximum two/dwelling) – up to $1000/unit
    • Fireplaces (maximum five/dwelling) – up to $300/unit
    • Driers (maximum two/dwelling) – up to $100/unit

For permits dated after March 29, 2018, the New Home Program will align with the steps of the BC Energy Step Code. More information will be available soon.

To learn more, visit: www.fortisbc.com/Rebates/RebatesOffers/

Mortgage Loan Insurance Refund

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Green Home offers a premium refund to borrowers using CMHC-insured financing who build for energy efficiency.

Contact CMHC for more information: CMHC, contactcentre@cmhc.ca or 1-800-668-2642