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.

Certified 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 FortisBC and BC Hydro can cover up to $250 of a home energy evaluation.  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 at www.bcenergycoach.ca?

Home Energy Retrofit Survey

The City of Kamloops is currently assessing the opportunity to develop a long-term home energy retrofit program that will aim to encourage energy efficiency retrofits on as many Kamloops homes as possible. To help us to better understand your renovation priorities as a homeowner, we have put together a  survey that will help to formulate this initiative. The survey is now closed, three lucky winners of a $50 Downtown Kamloops gift certificate will be notified.