Green home renovation rebates
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The 2019 Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL) requires that you perform energy-efficient measures as part of your renovation if you are planning to renovate a:
- Laneway house or infill
- Single detached house
- Duplex unit
Any new work and room additions must also comply with the VBBL, including walls, windows, and heating and hot water systems.
Renovating a larger building? Review energy requirements for large and retail and commercial buildings
The upgrades depend on the year of the scope and the cost of the project. Homes completing EnerGuide assessments must submit a renovation energy upgrade proposal form, completed by your energy advisor.
What home renovations may require
|Total project cost||EnerGuide home evaluation and upgrades required?|
|Less than $20,000||Not required|
|$20,000 to $74,999||EnerGuide home evaluation (pre-renovation)|
|Between $75,000 and $249,000||EnerGuide home evaluation (pre and post renovation) + select two (2) additional energy upgrades|
More than $250,000 Information icon Effective January 1, 2023
|EnerGuide home evaluation (pre and post renovation) + select two (2) additional energy upgrades + install electric space and hot water heating systems|
Important note Questions? Contact the Development and Building Services Centre about your total project cost.
How to meet your renovation energy upgrade requirements
For Energy Advisors and building professionals
As an Energy Advisor, you conduct EnerGuide home assessments and ensure homes under NRCan’s energy efficiency housing initiatives External website, opens in new tab meet the required standards. We've gathered some tools and resources for your quick reference.
Resources for homeowners
Grants, rebates, and incentives
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