Check out some of the home energy efficiency and electric vehicle incentives that can support you to take action on climate change.
Heat Pump Incentives
Keep your home cozy in the winter and cool in the summer with a climate-friendly heat pump! The City is offering top ups to Provincial rebates when you upgrade your home heating system from fossil fuel intensive natural gas or oil to an electric heat pump. Heat pumps run on renewable electricity to deliver heating, cooling, air filtration, and dehumidification safely and conveniently. For more information and to apply for rebates, please visit CleanBC Better Homes.
Instead of creating heat like a traditional furnace, air source heat pumps take heat from the air. In summer, the heat pump works like an air conditioner, removing heat and humidity from your home and pumping it outside.
In the winter, a heat pump reverses the process, absorbing heat from outside air and transferring it inside. Even on the coldest days in Victoria, heat pumps can efficiently absorb heat from the outside air.
Electric Vehicle Charger Rebates
Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
The City of Victoria is providing top-ups for the Electric
Vehicle Charging Station rebates offered by the Provincial Government for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs).
Building owners and managers of MURBs can apply for rebates for EV charging stations through the CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program. Learn more about EV charger rebates and how to apply at B.C.'s EV charger rebate program | Electric Vehicles | BC Hydro.
Workplaces with more than five employees can apply for rebates to cover the cost of installing EV chargers for employee parking. Workplaces looking to install EV chargers can get up to five hours of free advice and planning assistance from an expert in EV charging and equipment. Check out EV charger rebate program for workplaces | Electric Vehicles | BC Hydro to learn more.
Bring it Home 4 the Climate
Bring It Home 4 the Climate was created to engage and support homeowners and organizations who are interested in reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of their homes.
Bring It Home 4 the Climate helps homeowners take the first step by providing support such as free
To join the 2030 Greater Victoria Resilient District or to learn more about its benefits, contact firstname.lastname@example.org coaching, free virtual home energy check-ups, free DIY energy-efficiency materials, access to the EnerGuide Home Evaluation Subsidy, and retrofit resources.
Information on Bring It Home 4 the Climate, including access to support services and resources can be found at BringItHome4Climate.ca.
Climate-Friendly Rebates and Resources for Businesses
Participate in Building Benchmark BC
Building owners, sign up to participate in Building Benchmark BC! The City of Victoria is supporting this pilot program for energy benchmarking and disclosure designed to help you in reducing energy and emissions in your buildings. Energy benchmarking is the process of tracking and recording a building’s energy performance over time. It is based on the principle that building energy consumption must be measured before it can be managed. At the building scale, performance data can help owners and managers to identify opportunities for operational efficiency improvements and retrofit projects.
CleanBC Rebates for Commercial Building Retrofits
The CleanBC Commercial Express Program provides support to building owners and operators who want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their existing commercial buildings. The Program facilitates simpler, smaller electrification opportunities across the commercial and institutional building sector.
Participate in the 2030 Greater Victoria Resiliency District
2030 Greater Victoria Resilient District is a new initiative led by BOMA BC, the City of Victoria, and the District of Saanich. The District forms a unique public/private partnership between the two municipalities and owners and managers of commercial buildings within their boundaries, to achieve aggressive energy and emissions reduction targets, while also enhancing their buildings’ resilience. The program is part of the wider, North America-wide 2030 District network.
Participating buildings voluntarily commit to reduce their buildings’ energy and emissions by 50% by 2030 from 2007 baseline levels. To achieve these reductions, the District will catalyze a critical mass amongst the building owners and managers to investigate best practices and to implement pathways to better financing, design, policy, and procurement decisions.