Windows and Doors Replacement Rebate

As part of the CleanBC Better Homes and Home Renovation Rebate Program you can receive up to $100 per window or door (up to 20 windows) for replacing your current exterior windows or doors with program qualified products. This upgrade can count towards the Two Upgrade Bonus or the Home Energy Improvement Bonus.

Windows and Doors Replacement Rebate

Overview

Rebate amount

Up to $2,000

Who can apply

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

Deadline

Application must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date

Qualifying products

New windows/doors must have a metric U-Factor of 1.22 (W/m2·K) or lower

Funding provided by

The Province of British Columbia, BC Hydro, FortisBC

If you are new to CleanBC Better Homes rebates, learn how the rebate process works.
As of October 1 2022, rebates for windows with U-Factor 1.40 – 1.23 (W/m2-K) (Tier 1) are no longer available. If you installed Tier 1 windows on or before September 30, 2022, you have six months from the invoice date to apply for rebates.

Rebate amount

Tier 2 Window and Door Requirements

Tier 2 window and door rebates are not available in the City of Vancouver.

Requirements

Rebate

New windows/doors must have a metric U-Factor of 1.22 (W/m2·K) or lower.

  • maximum of $2,000

 

$100 per window or door

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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.

Requirements for the home

You must live in an eligible home:

  • The home must be a year-round primary residence that 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:
    • 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.
  • Your home must be primarily heated with:
    • Natural Gas or piped-propane supplied by FortisBC
    • Natural Gas supplied by Pacific Northern Gas
    • Electricity supplied by FortisBC, BC Hydro, or a municipal utility
    • Oil or propane not supplied by FortisBC
    • Premises primarily heated by wood or other solid fuels are not eligible.

*If the home is heated with electricity supplied by BC Hydro, the home must meet a minimum electricity consumption. Use the BC Hydro Home Renovation Rebate program eligibility tool to determine whether your home meets the minimum electricity consumption rates.

Requirements for your contractor

All new windows and doors must be installed:

  • By a licensed contractor with a GST number and a valid B.C. business license for the trade
    applicable to the upgrade being installed.

    • Self-installations are not eligible.
  • Must replace existing windows and doors in the building envelope of the home between an unheated space (e.g. outdoors) and a heated space (e.g. indoors).
  • Skylights are not eligible for a rebate.

Requirements for the ugprade

The new windows and doors must:

  • Be replacing existing windows and/or doors in the building envelope. Windows installed in new rough openings are ineligible.
  • Tier 2 windows/doors: New windows/doors must have a metric U-Factor of 1.22 (W/m2·K) or lower.
  • Windows must be listed with one of the following certification bodies:
    • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
    • Intertek Canada (Intertek)
    • Keystone Certification (KC)
    • Labtest Certification (LC)
    • QAI Laboratories (QAI)
    • Keystone Certification (KC)
    • National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC)
  • Doors must be listed with one of the following certifications or found on Natural Resource Canada’s Energy Star certified door lists:
    • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
    • Intertek Canada (Intertek)
    • Labtest Certification (LC)
    • QAI Laboratories (QAI)
    • Keystone Certification (KC)
    • National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC)
  • A photo of a least one label showing one or more of the following: manufacturer model code/number, NRCan reference number or a certified products directory (CPD) number, plus a certified mark from the certifying body.

Deadlines

The application must be submitted within 6 months of the invoice date of the upgrade.

How to apply

Before you begin

  1. Carefully read the Program Requirements and Additional Terms and Conditions to confirm your eligibility.
  2. Purchase eligible windows and have them installed by a licensed contractor.
  3. Once your upgrades are installed, complete the online application and upload all supporting documentation including copies of all receipts and invoices. See sample invoices.

I am...

Apply here

A BC Hydro Electric customer that is completing window and/or door upgrades.BC Hydro online application
A FortisBC Gas customer that is completing window and/or door upgrades.FortisBC online application
A FortisBC Electric customer that is completing window and/or door upgrades.FortisBC online application
Please Note: If you are submitting an application that includes both a heat pump and a natural gas fireplace or natural gas hot water heater, use the BC Hydro online application.

Who to contact

Questions about the rebate?

Contact an Energy Coach to get clarification or help with understanding this rebate.

Questions about your application?

Program updates

October 1, 2022 - Update window eligibility

As of October 1, 2022 rebates for windows and doors are not available for homes within the municipal bounday of the City of Vancouver.

As of October 1 2022, rebates for windows with U-Factor 1.40 – 1.23 (W/m2-K) (Tier 1) are no longer available. If you installed Tier 1 windows on or before September 30, 2022, you have six months from the invoice date to apply for rebates.

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