Buy Green

 

Certified Green Building LogoThe 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:

  1. A subsidized EnerGuide Home Evaluation. An Energy Advisor will assist you to identify options to improve the energy efficiency of your project and provide your home with an EnerGuide rating.
  2. Financial Rebate on your Building Permit. By successfully building or renovating an energy efficient home, you may be eligible for a building permit rebate from the Township, as well as other industry incentives.

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

Rate Our Home Logo

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 .

Additional Resources

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Green Home

CMHC Green Home  offers a premium refund to borrowers who either buy, build or renovate for energy efficiency using CMHC-insured financing. Premium refunds of up to 25% are available for new homes and renovations for EnerGuide©, Built Green, ENERGY STAR®, and R-2000 rated homes.