Buy Green

The Township is making it easier for you to find an energy efficient home.

Energy savings don’t have to stop with your washer or fridge. Purchasing a green home can save money on your utility bills, and can increase your home’s resale value. Green homes are also healthier and more comfortable for you and your family, with less draft, cleaner air, and better temperature management.

Shop wisely for your new home. Look for an EnerGuide rating to help you buy green. Homes built or renovated to be energy efficient through successful completion of the Township’s program are readily visible throughout the community to consumers, and establish instant recognition and credibility as being energy efficient.

Program Details

Enrol in the Green Building Rebate Program to be eligible to receive:

  • Incentives for mid-construction blower door testing. The Step Code has pass/fail airtightness targets for Part 9 buildings. Incentives are available to offset the cost of performing an additional pre-drywall blower door test once the air barrier is in place, but can still be repaired.
  • A subsidized Step Code plan review. An incentive is available to assist with the costs of energy modeling while working with an Energy Advisor on Part 9 Step Code projects.
  • Financial incentives for new homes built to the Upper Steps. Are you interested in being an energy-efficiency leader? Part 9 residential buildings that are built to Steps 4 or 5 of the Step Code qualify for additional incentives.
  • A financial rebate on your Building Permit. By successfully renovating an energy efficient home, you may be eligible for a building permit rebate from the Township, as well as other industry incentives for both renovations and new builds.

View brochures for the different branches of the Green Building Rebate Program below or read our most frequently asked questions.

Find Your Next Green Home at RateOurHome.ca

The Township has partnered with Metro Vancouver to promote a new voluntary energy label disclosure program. When you sign up for the Green Building Rebate Program, you’ll also have the opportunity to sign up for Metro Vancouver’s RateOurHome.ca . Through signing up, you’ll be able to:

  • Display a free energy profile of your home
  • Demonstrate energy efficient home market leadership

Check out Metro Vancouver’s RateOurHome.ca  to learn more about buying an energy efficient home and get connected with local green builders. The program profiles energy efficient homes and the name of the builder on a searchable Home Energy Map . If your home already has a v.15 EnerGuide rating, share it on the RateOurHome.ca map .