Offers for City of Kelowna Residents

The City of Kelowna has partnered with City Green Solutions and the Home Energy Navigator Program to provide home energy efficiency support and resources to Kelowna residents.   An Energy Concierge will guide you through learning what energy efficiency means for your home, identifying what upgrades are best suited to your home and priorities, and help you take the first steps to improving your home’s comfort.

We’ll connect you with an Energy Concierge who will discuss your project in a free virtual consultation, advise on next steps, and provide support throughout your retrofit journey. Complete a program intake form to outline key energy efficiency concerns as well as upgrade goals for your home and we’ll provide ongoing support.

Register here

CleanBC Better Homes provides free energy coaching services for homeowners and contractors looking for information about energy efficient housing in British Columbia.  Energy Coaches are available to answer your rebate questions at all stages of your energy improvement project.

Contact an Energy Coach

Find rebates specific to your home energy project by answering a few questions.

Getting Started

Getting started can be a daunting task. We can help. The Home Energy Navigator Program provides support and resources to help you learn what energy efficiency means for your home, identify what upgrades are best suited to your home and priorities, and take the steps to improve your home’s comfort. Every home’s journey is unique but we’ve summarized the key points below – checking rebate and permitting requirements early will help you plan and save you headaches later on.

  1. Join the Home Energy Navigator Program and get connected with an Energy Concierge.  You can register online here for your free virtual Home Energy Consultation.
  2. Check what provincial rebates and federal grants are available and what requirements you need to fulfill.  You can search for rebates on the CleanBC Better Homes website.  Your Energy Concierge will also help you identify what’s applicable to your plans.
  3. Have a Home Energy Consultation to answer questions about your home’s needs and to help turn your goals and priorities into concrete actions.
  4. Access additional rebate support by contacting a CleanBC Better Homes Energy Coach for more information on rebates.
  5. Consider having an EnerGuide Home Evaluation. Some programs require one before completing upgrades and certain
    permitting scenarios may require one. You can find an Energy Advisor online.
  6. Check what permitting requirements are needed for your project once you’ve outlined the work you plan on completing and before you start your work.
  7. Obtain quotes from at least 3 contractors to ensure you select the system that best suits your budget and priorities. You can find contractors online.
  8. Complete your upgrades.
  9. Apply for rebates and grants.

Need help along the way? 

Connect with your Energy Concierge throughout your retrofit journey and we’ll keep you on track with the Retrofit Roadmap!

Rebates and Financing for Kelowna Residents

Space heating and water heating represent more than half of a home’s energy consumption.  Many rebate program are incentivizing upgrading to high efficiency heating and hot water systems.  The benefit to you is saving money on utility bills, improved comfort for your home, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The City of Kelowna offers various rebates to municipal and electoral area residents, and you may be eligible for rebates to help make your property more environmentally friendly.

We help you navigate retrofits and rebates

Your Energy Concierge will help you navigate the Retrofit Roadmap through first steps, selecting and understanding upgrades, reviewing documentation and eligibility for rebates, and identifying the rebates you can access.

Below you’ll find some of the key rebate programs available in Kelowna.

Kelowna Rebates

The City of Kelowna supports a variety of upgrades including water efficiency, electrical service upgrades, EV chargers, and more.  Click on the program name below to learn more about the offers that are available.

CleanBC Better Homes Rebates

CleanBC Better Homes is BC’s online hub for homeowners and businesses to access information, rebates and support to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in new and existing homes and buildings.

The CleanBC Better Homes website helps British Columbians to see all home energy rebates that are available. Each rebate belongs to a particular program, and each program has its own terms, conditions, and eligibility criteria.  Select a program name to learn more about that program.

Canada Greener Homes Programs

The Canada Greener Homes Initiative will help homeowners save money, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors and fight climate change.  Access up to $5,000 in grants, up to $40,000 in interest free loans, and up to $10,000 if you’re switching from oil to a heat pump.  Select a program name to learn more about that program.

You can begin the process by checking your eligibility for the Canada Greener Homes Loan online here.

Key information

  • You must register for the program. Make sure you review the eligibility requirements.
  • You must have an EnerGuide Home Evaluation prior to completing your upgrades to access grants.
  • Upgrades must be both recommended by your Energy Advisor and eligible for reimbursement.
  • Upgrades and EnerGuide Home Evaluations completed before December 01, 2020 are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • You can stack funding from multiple programs. Canadians are advised to take advantage of existing rebates being offered by other levels of government and utilities in their regions.

Other Resources

Curious about electric vehicles (EVs)?  Learn more about what’s available in BC online here!

Looking for more renovation tips and advice?  Check out the Home Performance Stakeholder Council resources online here!

Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency offers this guide to educate on basic principles of building science and to provide guidance in home retrofit projects such as insulation and air sealing improvements.  Read online here.

For guidance on applicable building permit and planning requirements, visit the Kelowna Website.

Also check out the permitting FAQs for additional information.

Radon is a factor in the Kelowna region.  To learn more about identifying and addressing Radon, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website.

Air quality is an important health and safety consideration.  To learn about current Air Quality initiatives and advisories, visit the Kelowna website.

  • For questions about this program, contact us!
  • For questions about provincial rebates, visit the CleanBC Better Homes website and contact an Energy Coach for rebate information