Climate Friendly Rebates and Incentives

CLIMATE FRIENDLY INCENTIVES AND REBATES FOR RESIDENTS

As part of the Climate Leadership Plan approved by Council in November 2020, one of the priority actions included promoting existing rebates accessible to residents and property owners. Please note that the programs listed below may not be exhaustive. In addition, these incentives and rebates are offered externally to the District and availability of funds and qualifying terms are subject to change.

TRANSPORTATION INCENTIVES & REBATES

Transportation of goods services is the most significant source of GHG emissions in Highlands. Emissions in our community are estimated to have grown over 20% since 2007 mostly due to an increase in emissions from motor vehicles for on-road transportation. 

Active, Public, and Shared Transportation Rebates

SCRAP-IT

Scrap vehicle rebates and incentives for BC Residents. Please visit www.scrapit.ca for detailed current information. 

Also includes:

  • BC Transit Ecopass – 11 month pass ($880 value) valid on the Victoria
    Regional Transit System provided by the Clean BC Go Electric Transportation Options Program
  • Electric Bike Rebate – for the purchase of new and qualifying electric bikes ($1,050) provided by the Clean BC Go Electric Transportation Options Program
  • Care Share Credit – a $500 credit with specified organizations provided by the Clean BC Go Electric Transportation Options Program

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebates:

Please visit https://pluginbc.ca/ for detailed current information on incentives, support for first-time EV owners, and public charging stations.

Additional Resources: 

Electric Vehicle Charging Rebates:

Please visit https://pluginbc.ca/ for detailed current information. 

HOME INCENTIVES & REBATES

Fossil fuel heating systems such as propane, natural gas, oil and diesel, as well as wood heating, result in GHG emissions.  Due to BC’s supply of low-emission hydroelectricity, electricity results in a relatively small amount of emissions. Incentive programs are available to reduce barriers to decommissioning fossil fuel heating systems and replacing them with low carbon heating systems such as high efficiency electric heat pumps as well as other building efficiency upgrades.

Incentives for Renewable and Efficiency Upgrades:

Bring It Home 4 the Climate offers support for making your home climate-friendly through: 

Heat Pump Rebates and Financing:

Other Incentives:

Additional Information:

For additional information, please visit the CleanBC Better Homes website. 

Free Expert Advice from CleanBC Better Homes Energy Coach Service

CleanBC Better Homes is BC's online hub for homeowners to access information, incentives and support to reduce energy use and carbon pollution in new and existing homes. There are numerous rebates currently available across a wide variety of retrofits, so use this Rebate Guide to get started, or access the Rebate Program Table for a summary of all the rebates available.

A free Energy Coach Service can be accessed through a phone and email hotline if you have questions about specific rebate programs, home energy upgrade options, EnerGuide home evaluations, or need additional information or assistance. Contact the free Energy Coach Service at 1-844-881-9790, ask@betterhomesbc.ca or visit Betterhomesbc.ca.

For resources and incentives for commercial, institutional, and multi-unit residential buildings, go to CleanBC Better Buildings at BetterBuildingBC.ca.