Home Energy Retrofit

Home Energy Retrofits

Considering renovating your home? About one-third of homeowners in Kamloops will complete some form of renovation this year; however, despite the many benefits and available incentives, few will include energy retrofits with their renovations.  A renovation that includes installing new windows and adding additional insulation could save 18% off your energy bill; a deep retrofit that improves the thermal performance of your home's exteernal walls could save as much as 80%!

Why Energy Retrofits?

  • save money
  • increase comfort (less temperature swings)
  • increase sound proofing
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions

To learn more about the benefits of energy efficient technologies view this guide of the key features of energy efficient products.

EfficiencyBC

A new energy retrofit program has launched with thousands of dollars of incentives available! efficiencybc.ca has an incentive search tool where you can search all the available incentives. Combining multiple energy retrofits can make you eligible for $2,000 bonus rebate. There are incentives for windows and doors, heat pumps, insulation Energy Advisor services and much more!

Energy Advisors

A home energy evaluation will help you understand the best energy retrofit options available for your specific home, and how to work energy efficiency retrofits into your renovation plans. Rebates from the Province, the City of Kamloops, FortisBC and BC Hydro are available for Energy Advisor services from efficiencyBC. Not ready to hire an energy advisor? Visit www.BCHousing.org and search residential design to discover great resources to learn about the options to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
 

Did you know that you can find all of the rebates available to homeowners in Kamloops as well as speak directly to a home energy coach at efficiencyBC?

Home Energy Retrofit Survey

Thank you to all of the people who participated in the City of Kamloops Home Energy Retrofit Survey. The results can be downloaded here. This survey was conducted to help us to better understand your renovation priorities as a homeowner. Our work to develop a community retrofit strategy continues. If you would like to participate, please send us an email at sustainable@kamloops.ca.