CleanBC Income Qualified Program

Everyone deserves a healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient home. Based on your household income, the CleanBC Income Qualified Program offers enhanced rebates to make energy-saving home upgrades more affordable. We can help you:

  • Lower your monthly energy costs
  • Improve year-round comfort
  • Enjoy healthier indoor air quality
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

CleanBC Income Qualified Program

Overview

Rebate amount

Up to $33,900

Who can apply

B.C. citizens who live in an eligible home, meet income qualification requirements, and have residential utility accounts with BC Hydro, FortisBC, or municipal utility

Deadline

The application and supporting documentation must be submitted by the Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor within six (6) months of the invoice date

Qualifying products

Program eligible products vary by upgrade and must be installed by an Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor

Funding provided by

The Province of British Columbia

For assistance with this program, contact an Income Qualified Program Energy Coach by email at IncomeQualified@betterhomesbc.ca or by phone at 1-833-856-0333.

Rebate amount

Upgrade

You may be eligible to receive enhanced rebates that cover 60–95% of your home upgrade costs.

Free energy coaching, virtual energy assessments, and support in multiple languages can help identify the home upgrades and rebates that are best for you.

Available rebates

Rebate

Insulation

Up to $5,500

Windows and doors

Up to $9,500

Heat pumps

Up to $9,500

Heat pump water heater

Up to $3,500

Electric service upgrade

Up to $3,500

Ventilation

Up to $1,600

Health and safety

Up to $800

Eligibility requirements

In order to qualify for this rebate, all of the following requirements must be met. Please read them carefully. Contact an Energy Coach if you have questions.

Please note: You may be eligible for one primary space heating system rebate per home, regardless of the number installed. For example, you cannot get a rebate for a furnace and a heat pump, even if you install a dual fuel ducted heat pump. Your second rebate application will be denied.

Income qualification requirements

Rebate coverage is based on the combined income of all adults in your home and how many people live in your home, including adults and children.

  • Combined incomes less than Income Level 1 are eligible for up to 95% of upgrade costs.
  • Combined incomes less than Income Level 2 are eligible for up to 60% of upgrade costs.
Number of people living in your home

(including adults and children)

Combined pre-tax annual income of all adults in your home (excluding dependants):

Income Level 1

Income Level 2

1

$42,593 $55,903

2

$53,026

$69,596

3 $65,189

$85,560

4 $79,147

$103,880

5 $89,768

$117,820

6 $101,242

$132,880

7 or more $112,718

$147,943

Requirements for the home

You must live in an eligible home:

  • The home must be a year-round primary residence, that is is at least 12 months old.
  • You must have a residential utility account with FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility.
  • The home must be one of the following types of residential buildings:
    • Single family home (detached dwelling).
    • Secondary suite in a single-family home (detached dwelling), with its own separate utility meter.
    • Mobile home that is permanently fixed, sits on a foundation and is structurally complete with installed and connected plumbing, heating, electrical, water and sewer services; towing apparatus and axle must be removed.
    • Duplex, triplex, row home or townhome, where each unit has its own natural gas and/or electricity meter; utility accounts must be in the name of the resident and/or homeowner. Utility accounts in the name of a strata corporation are not eligible.
  • If you currently rent your home, you will need a landlord consent form to accompany your application.
  • You must pay your own energy utility bills. Utility accounts must be in the name of the resident and/or homeowner; utility accounts in the name of a strata corporation or landlord are not eligible.
  • You must pre-register and receive an eligibility code before completing the upgrade.
  • The home must be primarily heated by one of the following:
    • natural gas, propane or oil
    • electricity (hard-wired electric heating systems such as electric baseboards, radiant ceilings, radiant floors, forced-air furnace/boiler, or heat pump).
    • wood or other solid fuels.

Requirements for your contractor

The upgrades must be installed:

  • By an Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor who is approved to install home upgrades for the CleanBC Income Qualified Program, for the trade applicable to the upgrade being installed (e.g. Insulation must be installed by a licensed residential insulation contractor).

Requirements for the upgrades

Deadlines

The application and supporting documentation must be submitted by the Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor within six (6) months of the invoice date.

How to apply

Before you begin

  1. Confirm eligibility by reviewing the Rebate Eligibility RequirementsParticipant Terms and Conditions, and Contractor Terms and Conditions.
  2. Complete the program’s pre-screen and pre-registration to determine your eligibility through the CleanBC Income Qualified Program participant portal. Once confirmed you will receive an eligibility code and opportunities report, outlining your suggested upgrades. You can also make an appointment with an income qualified program coach or schedule a virtual assessment for pre-registration assistance or support to identify the best upgrades for your home.
  3. Customer must choose an Income Qualified Program Registered Contractor to complete the upgrade.
  4. After completing the upgrade, contractor will submit the rebate application and deduct the rebate from the final cost of the upgrade.

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Program updates

January 01, 2023 - Updated window and door eligibility criteria

Effective January 1, 2023, the CleanBC Income Qualified Program rebate for windows and doors will not be available to customers in the City of Vancouver due to municipal regulations for renovating homes.

In the City of Vancouver, eligible windows/doors must be installed by December 31, 2022. Rebate applications must be submitted within six months of the invoice date.

October 01 2022 - Updated Requirements for Heat Pumps

As of October 01 2022, eligibility requirements for ductless mini-split, ductless multi-split, Tier 2 central ducted, and dual fuel ducted heat pumps have changed.

  • Heat pumps must meet new energy efficiency requirements:
    • SEER: >16.00
    • HSPF: >10.00
  • Ductless mini-split heat pumps must be installed in a home that is 1,200 sq ft or less
  • Ductless multi-split heat pumps must have at least two indoor heads installed

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